from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process in which fragments of DNA from one or more different organisms are combined to form recombinant DNA.

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  • n. the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism


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  • On the other hand, if you can't otherwise access high-tech gene-splicing equipment or set up massive radio telescope arrays in your back yard, then you should consider colluj or university.

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  • Nor has gene-splicing (unlike organic farming) produced plant or tree varieties that can adapt to global warming.

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  • Which would seem crazy if it was just a list of names, but it's so much more - a wordless explanation of what "Splice's" scientists will be doing with their gene-splicing.

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  • By the time Labor Day rolls around, there will have been films about divorced dads, single moms, legal adoptions, emotional adoptions, family units created in vitro, by turkey baster and - in one really out there instance - by gene-splicing, which results in a scientist-scientist-and-creature family.

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  • But if gene-splicing can give us monsters as poetically strange as Dren, it bodes well for our horror movies - if not necessarily for our species.

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  • Researchers used high-speed, genome-sequencing machines from 454 Life Sciences and Illumina Inc., along with powerful computational statistical tools, gene-splicing enzymes and microarray analysis techniques, to resurrect the information entombed in fossil DNA.

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  •  And the newest techniques – recombinant DNA technology, or gene-splicing – are far more precise and predictable than their predecessors.

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  • Historically, German companies have been at the forefront of agricultural technology and plant breeding, and it was German researchers who invented some of the gene-splicing technologies on which the science is based today.

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  • Activism and media coverage painted gene-splicing discoveries as dangerous Frankenstein medicine and a moral crime against the natural order.

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  • Another miraculous product made with gene-splicing techniques, and which has also had to endure the slings and arrows of wrong-headed activists and regulators, is "Golden Rice."

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