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What is genetic engineering?

Genetic Engineering is when you take genetic material from a living organism and transfer it into a different type of organism

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What is the process of genetic engineering?

- The section of the required gene in the cell is identified and cut out using a restriction enzyme
-Plasmid is removed and cut open using a restriction enzyme
- The required gene is inserted into the plasmid with the help of ligase
- The altered plasmid in inserted back into the bacteria
- Grow in culture

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What can genetic engineering be used for?

Insulin, Antibiotics and Human Growth Hormone