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n South African Ophthalmology Journal - Genetic engineering - message from the president

Volume 14 Number 4
  • ISSN : 2218-8304

Abstract

From blue roses and fish that glow to a cure for leukaemia, from tomatoes with a longer shelf life to designer babies – the results of genetic engineering can be seen everywhere. Genetic engineering is a term that was first introduced into our language in the 1970s to describe the emerging field of recombinant DNA technology. It started with pretty simple things – cloning very small pieces of DNA and growing them in bacteria – and has evolved to an enormous field where whole genomes can be cloned and moved from cell to cell and the engineered product can be propagated in any number of different organisms that range from bacterial cells, to yeast cells, to plants and animals.

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2019-12-31
2020-09-30

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