Genetic Engineering

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Genetic Engineering Genetic Engineers can alter the DNA code of living organisms. Selective Breeding Recombinant DNA PCR Gel Electrophoresis Transgenic Organisms
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Selective Breeding Breed only those plants or animals with desirable traits People have been using selective breeding for 1000’s of years with farm crops and domesticated animals.
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Recombinant DNA The ability to combine the DNA of one organism with the DNA of another organism. Recombinant DNA technology was first used in the 1970’s with bacteria.
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Recombinant Bacteria 1. Remove bacterial DNA (plasmid). 2. Cut the Bacterial DNA with restriction enzymes ”. 3. Cut the DNA from another organism with “ restriction enzymes”. 4. Combine the cut pieces of DNA together with another enzyme and insert them into bacteria. 5. Reproduce the recombinant bacteria. 6. The foreign genes will be expressed in the bacteria.
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Bacteria 1. Bacteria can make human insulin or human growth hormone. 1.
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