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genetic engineering

genetic engineering how to from greenfacts.coma change in an organism's genes made using recombinant DNA technology. A genetically modified/engineered organism is called a GMO. (More often than not, GE crops are referred to as GM crops, but strictly speaking, all GE crops are GM, but not all GM crops are GE!) Genetic engineers transfer just a few genes at a time between organisms that are distantly related or not related at all, whereas plant breeders transfer tens of thousands of genes at a time between organisms that are closely related.  See also genetic modification.

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