An overview of genetic engineering

Genetic engineering is a set of molecular biology techniques that aim at manipulating an organism’s DNA to achieve a particular aim. Genetic engineering can be applied to a number of fields for a number of outcomes, including laboratory techniques, agriculture, and medicine. The process can be broken down into common basic tasks used in all applications: recombinant DNA, cloning, and transformation. Read more about how genetic engineering works.

Image: United States Dept. of Agriculture, engineering wheat resistant to a root-destroying fungus

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