Unformatted text preview: assimilate DNA from their environments into their own DNA ring. Cohen’s lab did two things: First, they were able to get bacteria to assimilate a piece of antibiotic resistant DNA into the bacteria’s genome. Second, they were able to isolate and clone the gene that produced this antibiotic resistant protein. Slide 7: The second guy, Herbert Boyer was a researcher at UC San Francisco. Boyer's lab isolated an enzyme that could be used to cut strings of DNA into precise segments that could be attached to other pieces of DNA. Slide 8: Both of them combined their work into a discovery. Slide 9: Boyer's enzyme could introduce specific DNA segments to plasmids. Slide 10: These plasmids could then be used in Cohen’s process as a vehicle to clone particular genes....
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