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For many years, humans have used a variety of techniques that have influenced the genetic makeup of organisms.

For many years, humans have used a variety of techniques that have influenced the genetic makeup of organisms. These techniques have led to the production of new varieties of organisms that possess characteristics that are useful to humans. Identify one technique presently being used to alter the genetic makeup of an organism, and explain how humans can benefit from this change.
Your answer must include at least:
(1) the name of the technique used to alter the genetic makeup
(2) a brief description if what is involved in this technique
(3) one specific example of how this technique has been used
(4) a statement of how humans have benefited from the production of this new variety of organism
Thanks.

This question was asked on May 06, 2010.

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