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practice problem mcb 121 dna recombinant

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Instructors: Charles S. Gasser , Ph. D. Sean M. Burgess , Ph. D. Recombinant DNA applications practice problem 1 True-False: For each of the following statements circle the "T" if the statement true or the "F" if the statement is false. T F While plant transformation has become routine in the lab, transformed plants have yet to be commercialized. T F While still experimental, germ-line gene therapy has been used successfully to cure several inherited human diseases. T F Proteins produced by recombinant DNA technology are commonly present in household products, including laundry detergent. T F Promoter elements are not required for production of human growth hormone in cultured hamster cells because humans and hamsters are both mammals. T F Somatic cell gene therapy in humans still has sufficient risks that it is primarily being tested only to treat very severe diseases. T F Random insertion of a sequences into the genome is a unique feature of plant transformation that never occurs during conventional breeding.
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