gene-splicing








noun Genetics.

  1. recombinant DNA technology.

n.

  1. The process in which fragments of DNA from one or more different organisms are combined to form recombinant DNA and are made to function within the cells of a host organism.

  1. The process in which fragments of DNA from one or more different organisms are combined to form recombinant DNA.

A term used to refer to the process by which the DNA of an organism is cut and a gene, perhaps from another organism, is inserted. (See genetic engineering and recombinant DNA.) Gene splicing is often used in industry to allow single-celled organisms to produce useful products, such as human insulin. It is also used in the production of genetically modified organisms.

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