Genetic Engineering and Embryo Research

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What is a strand of DNA called?A chromosome.
What is genetic engineering?Moving pieces of genetic material from one species to another.
What would someone say to defend genetic engineering?It is a simple extension of breeding, which is hundreds of years old, and natural selection.
What would someone say to criticise genetic engineering? It's unnatural, and it is 'playing God'
What is an example of a genetically altered crop marketed across the world?Soybean.
Into what controversial substances do altered genes go?Designer drugs.
Research is gathering pace in what possibility of the future?Treating inherited diseases with gene therapy.
What is gene therapy?“The introduction of normal genes into cells in place of missing or defective ones in order to correct genetic disorders"
What is biotechnology, and why does genetic engineering fall under the definition?"The use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life" and it could fight hunger and disease.
What does embryo research use from embryos?Cells and tissue.

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