Michael Kjome MCDB 3500 HW 8 "As an expert molecular biologist, you have been asked to serve on a panel to make recommendations to the government on: The benefits and harms of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to the society Genetically modified organisms are organisms whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering. Techniques know as recombinant DNA involve DNA from different sources to create a new set of genes. The DNA is transferred to a new organism to be expressed. Genetic modification involves the insertion or deletion of genes. Genes that are inserted usually come from a different species a horizontal gene transfer. Through out history genetic engineering GMOs have been used in a widespread fashion. Mainly in biological and medical research and production of pharmaceutical drugs but they are also used in experimental medicine such as gene therapy agriculture with the development of golden rice. Golden rice was engineered as a fortified food to be used in areas where
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