Question about Genetic Engineering in general

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Question about Genetic Engineering in general

Post by qazxsw11111 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:04 am

Hi everyone. I am writing about an essay on genetic engineering and wondering if cloning would come under genetic engineering or modifications. Some sources state it is while some state that it is a separate entity. I personally feel that cloning is not GE/GM, but if it is relevant then my essay would have more points, I suppose.

Anyway, what are your views on this and please state why if you consider cloning as GE/GM.

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Post by TheVirus » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:44 am

Yes, in fact, cloning is considered a part of genetic engineering, since you manipulate the genes of an animal for example ,to take them, copy them and produce an offspring without sexual reproduction.
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Post by qazxsw11111 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:07 am

Ok, view taken. Your view is that manipulation is considered as "to take them, copy them and produce an offspring without sexual reproduction." because I previously viewed "engineering and manipulation" as just like splicing/mixing genes etc.

Thank you for your input.

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Post by TheVirus » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:19 am

It's both things.
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