gene-splicing gene-splicing

Definition(s):

  • (n) the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism

Usage(s):

  1. Boyer's big payday came from co-founding the pioneering gene-splicing company Genentech, but he also paid a personal price.
  2. Using their new gene-splicing or recombinant DNA techniques, they hitched their two synthetic insulin genes individually to one of the bacterium's own genes.
  3. Now, as a result of another application of gene-splicing, or recombinant DNA, techniques, all that may change.

News

  1. A new gene-expression mechanism is a minor thing of major importance

    A rare, small RNA turns a gene-splicing machine into a switch that controls the expression of hundreds of human genes. Researchers have discovered an entirely new aspect of the gene-splicing process that produces messenger RNA.
    on August 22, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. A Minor Thing of Major Importance: Penn Study Finds A New Gene Expression Mechanism

    PHILADELPHIA — A rare, small RNA turns a gene-splicing machine into a switch that controls the expression of hundreds of human genes. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and professor of Biochemistry Gideon Dreyfuss, PhD , and his team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , discovered an entirely new aspect of the gene-splicing process that produces ...
    on August 21, 2013     Source: University of Pennsylvania Health System

Quotes

  • "Both theory and experience confirm the extraordinary predictability and safety of gene-splicing technology and its products," said Dr. Henry Miller, a fellow at the Hoover Institution who represented the pro-biotech position.
    on Jul 4, 2007 By: Henry Miller Source: Checkbiotech.org (press release)

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