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Genetic modification/engineering

The alteration of an organism's or a cell's genetic material using biotechnology techniques. Traditionally, the term has referred only to alterations involving the introduction of transgenic (foreign) DNA.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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Radio Review: Genetic Dreams, Genetic Nightmares 4 October 2021 Review
Should we edit human embryos' genomes, and if so then how? 12 July 2021 Comment
TV Review: Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal 21 October 2019 Review
Australia's careful step towards legalising mitochondrial donation 9 July 2018 Comment
Book Review: Genetics 25 June 2018 Review
FDA puts major CRISPR genome editing trial on hold 11 June 2018 News
Sheep embryos with human cells grown for first time 26 February 2018 News
China has treated 86 people with CRISPR genome editing 29 January 2018 News
Gene therapy shows 'mind-blowing' success in treating haemophilia A 18 December 2017 News
Gene therapy effective for treatment-resistant leukaemia 27 November 2017 News
Why germline genome editing may be discriminatory 13 November 2017 Comment
FDA approves second gene therapy for cancer 19 October 2017 News
FDA advisors back gene therapy for rare inherited blindness 16 October 2017 News
Podcast Review: Naked Genetics - Exposing the Contents of Your Genes 9 October 2017 Review
How should we discuss genome editing in public? 2 October 2017 Comment
Brain has 'genetic calendar' for ageing 18 September 2017 News
Gene therapy for cancer halted after patient death 11 September 2017 News
First gene therapy for leukaemia approved 4 September 2017 News
Mitochondrial replacement therapies in Mexico and the USA - and the FDA 29 August 2017 Comment
Female is not 'default sex' of embryos 21 August 2017 News
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Events using this Glossary Item

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A Stroke of Genius
5 August 2009 2.40pm-3.40pm Jack Dome, Pleasance Dome, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL, UK
A play inspired by the the true story of the Repository for Germinal Choice, a sperm bank for Nobel Prize winners...