Genetic engineering

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Al-Hashmi
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Genetic engineering

Post by Al-Hashmi » Tue May 16, 2006 7:10 pm

Genetic engineering enables scientists to create plants , animals and others by reorganize the genes… what you think about that .... :?:

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Post by LilKim » Tue May 16, 2006 7:33 pm

create? I'm not sure if things are generally 'created' ... I think organsims are generally 'modified'

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Post by daniel.kurz » Fri May 19, 2006 1:56 am

Generally, you can only modifiy certain segments of DNA coding using insertion of DNA between the DNA markers.

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Post by oana_t » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:47 pm

i think that genetic engeneering is very useful.and the modifications that they do inside live organism are very interesting as well.they show us a lot of new things an d i think that there are still a lot to discover

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Post by Little Lizzie Bug » Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:18 pm

I think genetic engineering is so useful. If you just start to consider the possibilities it could hold...you could solve much of the hunger problems in places like Africa, because you could genetically modify the plants to deal with the shortage of water, or the high temperatures. You could change then to give more yield also.

It would be possible the rid the world of genetic diseases, and problems that cripple generations of one family.

Though i disagree with the 'designer baby' issue, i believe genetic modificaion should not be shunned because of those who want to use it for their own advantage. Instead i think that its potential should be realised.

Okay, im done now...:D
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Post by Little Lizzie Bug » Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:22 pm

daniel.kurz wrote:Generally, you can only modifiy certain segments of DNA coding using insertion of DNA between the DNA markers.


Eventually though, if you modify an organism over and over in different segments, over many generations, it would become nothing like it was, so almost new...surely?
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