BIO 208 Chapter 8 Reading Assignment

BIO 208 Chapter 8 Reading Assignment - would not be...

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Reading Assignment Chapter 8 - Recombinant DNA Technology This chapter describes some of the important tools (restriction enzymes, probes, plasmids), techniques (cloning, making gene libraries, inserting genes into plasmids, etc.) and applications of recombinant DNA technology. As you explore this chapter, remember that most of the advances in the field of biotechnology
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Unformatted text preview: would not be possible except for the fact that the genetic code is a universal code. This means that it is possible to take a human gene, like the insulin gene, insert it into a bacterial cell and the bacterial cell will start producing human insulin. This would not occur if the bacterium used a different genetic code....
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