6.2 Genetic Engineering - Wikispaces

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6.2 Genetic Engineering
• Principles of Genetic Engineering first established
in the 1970’s.
• Involves: selecting, recombining and introducing
new genes into bacteria via plasmid vectors.
• Many new products have been developed
through Genetic Engineering.
• Some have a very important medical significance
ex: insulin
• Somatropin: a drug identical to human growth
hormone (somatotropin) used to treat growth
deficiency.
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