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Dec 14, 2012 (4 years and 9 months ago)

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Transgenic organisms

Definition


An organism who’s genes are changed with
another species genes

Facts


Scientists have been combining DNA from
different species in a process called
genetic
engineering

Problems addressed


Human proteins manufactured by the bacteria
are less likely to produce allergic reactions and
diseases


Crops can be modified to resists specific pests,
have a higher nutritional value or to better
withstand drought or cold


Genetically modified animals injected with
growth hormone grow faster

Societal concerns


Viruses transferred through carriers


Long term effects of GMO


Rapid change in DNA could disrupt thousands
of years evolution