Genetics after DNA


12 Δεκ 2012 (πριν από 5 χρόνια και 5 μήνες)

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Genetics after DNA

Genetic engineering: 1973, Herbert Boyer
and Stan Cohen first transferred genes
from one species to another

Opening the door for genetically
engineered drugs and genetically modified
organisms, including food.

1970s: Golden age of genetically
engineering, producing a revolution in
pharmaceutical industry and agriculture.

Ethical Issues

Are we playing God?

1970s: Scientists’ self
imposed moratorium on genetic

Biological warfare: Genetically engineered biological

1980: Supreme Court allowed genetically modified plant
to be patented

1990s: The Human Genome Project

2000s: Debate over human cloning and therapeutic
human embryonic stem cell research

2005: Korean scientists simplified human stem cell