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Genetic engineering may enable scientists to?

Genetic engineering may enable scientists to create micro-organisms, animals and plants. These are commonly referred to as clones of the originals.

Risks of genetic engineering?

The main risks of genetic engineering are that it could create dangerous or unhealthy mutations. It may introduce strange species.

What is a diesease or disorder that may be controlled by genetic engineering?


Is Genetic Engineering harmful?

well, basically it is kind of harmful because the process of genetic engineering may produce new microorganisms that cause disease that are uncontrollable.

Can genetic engineering kill people?

So far we do not know of any human deaths that can be attributed to genetic engineering. But we could not rule out the possibility that genetic engineering may, at some time in the future, be used for the purpose of killing people. The greatest risk would be the engineering of new diseases, for the purpose of biological warfare or terrorism.

A small genetic change such as a single mutation may result in?

genetic drift....

How is genetic engineering used in medicine?

Genetic engineering is widely used in medical advances in today's society. One form of genetic engineering in medicine is cloning. Cloning allows for some body parts as well as bone marrow and other cells to be created and provided to people in need of them. Once perfected, this may help to reduce the wait times of organ transplants.

What is the implication of technology of genetic engineering to modern man?

· Genetic engineering may be one of the greatest breakthroughs in recent history alongside the discovery of the atom and space flight, however, with the above eventualities and facts above in hand, governments have produced legislation to control what sort of experiments are done involving genetic engineering. In the UK there are strict laws prohibiting any experiments involving the cloning of humans. However, over the years here are some of the experimental 'breakthroughs' made possible by genetic engineering.

A small genetic change such as a single mutation may result in what?


Changes in genes is called what?

The change of genetic information within an organism is known as a genetic mutation. It may also be refereed to as a change in allele frequencies when populations are examined.

Who is paying for genetic engineering?

Genetic engineering has been used for a number of profitable purposes. Monsanto uses it to make genetically modified crops, and farmers who want to grow those crops pay for the genetically modified seeds. Pharmaceutical companies pay for the genetic engineering of bacteria which have been engineered to secrete useful substances such as insulin. Those are the main applications so far. More uses may follow.

A change in genetic material that produces a variation in a species may be the result of a?


A change in the genetic material that produces variation in a species may be the result of?


How might the discovery of genetic cures and the use of genetic engineering affect the future of evolution?

If genetic cures were discovered, we could stop diseases and afflictions altogether by giving the cure to the parent, and the offspring may have a better chance of fighting off the disease.

What is a change in the genetic material of a cell is called?

Cancer- certain mutations (changes) in a cell's genetic material may cause that cell to reproduce with out control.

How does genetic variation lead to evolution?

Mutations, gene flow and sex are the primary sources of genetic variation which may lead to evolution. Without genetic variation, evolutionary change cannot operate.

What is a factor that is necessary for the formation of a new species?

it may be genetic or envionmental change steadily factor

What genetic disease may be caused by a change or mutation in the hemoglobin gene?

sickle-cell anemia.

What are the most demanding careers in the US?

Medical and engineering careers but may change over time.

How are viruses useful tools in genetic engineering?

In the process of engineering, the final step is one in which the newly engineered genetic material must be inserted into the cells or embryos or organisms. Viruses are useful tools in performing this step as genes may be spliced into a vector, which is a gene carrier made of a virus or bacteria that is capable of entering cells.

How can a small change in a persons DNA can cause a genetic disorder?

A small change in a person's DNA cause a genetic disorder because changes in a gene's DNA sequence can change the organisms proteins by altering their amino acid sequences, which may directly affect one's phenotype which most likely would result in a genetic disorder.

Can you change engineering college while studying?

You can, however there is always the possibility you may lose credits in transfer.

Can you Relate bioethics to the continued development of genetic engineering techniques?

Bioethics is the study of ethical issues related to DNA technology. Many scientists and nonscientists are involved in identifying and addressing any ethical, legal, and social issues that may arise as genetic engineering techniques continue to be developed. Source-Modern Biology. Holt, Rinehart, Winston

Which of the following statements about mutations and genetic disease are correct?

Mutations can result from spontaneous events or external mutagens. A change in DNA sequence may change the pattern of protein folding, resulting in genetic disease. Some genetic diseases may be caused by the substitution of only one incorrect amino acid in a protein. It is possible for the substitution of one base for another to have no effect on an organism.

What do you call an organism with spliced DNA?

An organism that is produced through genetic engineering is considered to be a genetically modified organism (GMO). Insulin-producing bacteria were commercialized in 1982 and genetically modified food has been sold since 1994. Genetic engineering is also called genetic modification. There is a worry among the public that eating genetically modified food may be harmful but scientific agreement is that these crops are no greater risk to human health than conventional food.