GMOcasestudyshwetaandanna

GMOcasestudyshwetaandanna - segments (genes of interest) +...

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Do you really know what you’re eating? A Case Study on Genetically Modified Foods Shweta Patro and Anna Isachenko
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What we will cover: Development of recombinant DNA technology Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer Asilomar conference on recombinant DNA Controversy and Conclusion
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Recombinant DNA Technology : A way of changing the DNA in an organism
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Recombinant DNA Technology : A way of changing the DNA in an organism
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Found a way to insert genes from different species into a functional organism’s genome.
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Got a bacteria to assimilate a plasmid that coded for a protein that gave antibiotic resistance. Isolated and cloned the gene coding for the protein that gave antibiotic resistance.
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Isolated an enzyme that could cut pieces of DNA into specific segments that could be joined with other pieces of DNA (restriction enzyme)
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+ = Recombinant DNA Technology
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Specific DNA
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Unformatted text preview: segments (genes of interest) + DNA Segment s cut by Boyer’s enzyme Cohen’s process used to put new genes into cell. Asilomar conference on Recombinant DNA Asilomar conference • Organized by Paul Berg – researcher • 140 professionals – biologists, lawyers, physicians • Discuss the use of recombinant DNA molecules – safety hazards Recombinant DNA • Unnatural DNA • Created by mixing DNA sequences • Engineered – Plasmids, phages, bacterial hosts Maxine Singer Controversy Conclusion • Research allowed • Strict regulations – Levels of containment – Chemical inactivation before disposal – Continuing reassessment • New problems – Continuing education • Annual workshops • International meetings Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA • Brought recombinant DNA technology to the public’s attention...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Sei during the Spring '11 term at American Academy of Art.

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