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  • genes
  • A genetically modified tomato , or transgenic tomato , is a tomato that has had its genes modified, using genetic engineering . (wikipedia.org)
  • An early tomato was developed that contained an antifreeze gene ( afa3 ) from the winter flounder with the aim of increasing the tomato's tolerance to frost, which became an icon in the early years of the debate over genetically modified foods , especially in relation to the perceived ethical dilemma of combining genes from different species. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1987, Plant Genetic Systems ( Ghent , Belgium ), founded by Marc Van Montagu and Jeff Schell , was the first company to genetically engineer insect-resistant ( tobacco ) plants by incorporating genes that produced insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientists have genetically modified tomatoes by adding genes that stop their skins softening as they ripen. (factmonster.com)
  • In fact, some American wines are already being made with a genetically modified wine yeast, called ML01 -it lacks the genes that produce a chemical that gives some wine drinkers headaches. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Gene therapy uses genetically modified viruses to deliver genes that can cure diseases in human cells.These viruses can deliver DNA or RNA genetic material to the targeted cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2001, it was reported that genetically modified viruses can possibly be used to develop vaccines against diseases such as, AIDS, herpes, dengue fever and viral hepatitis by using a proven safe vaccine virus, such as adenovirus, and modify its genome to have genes that code for immunogenic proteins that can spike the immune systems response to then be able to fight the virus. (wikipedia.org)
  • A genetically engineered potato is a potato that has had its genes modified, using genetic engineering. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2011, Chinese scientists generated dairy cows genetically engineered with genes from human beings to produce milk that would be the same as human breast milk. (wikipedia.org)
  • Genetically modified mice are commonly used for research or as animal models of human diseases, and are also used for research on genes. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1974 Rudolf Jaenisch created the first genetically modified animal by inserting a DNA virus into an early-stage mouse embryo and showing that the inserted genes were present in every cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • The majority of genetically modified mammals are used in research to investigate changes in phenotype when specific genes are altered. (wikipedia.org)
  • scientists
  • Currently there are no genetically modified tomatoes available commercially, but scientists are developing tomatoes with new traits like increased resistance to pests or environmental stresses. (wikipedia.org)
  • To understand the mechanisms involved in the process of ripening, scientists have genetically engineered potatoes. (wikipedia.org)
  • A review of the scientific literature shows there are still open questions about the safety of genetically engineered foods, with independent studies finding some evidence of adverse effect, while other studies, often funded by industry or performed by industry-affiliated scientists, tend to find no safety problem. (sourcewatch.org)
  • In 2009, MIT scientists created a genetically modified virus has been used to construct a more environmentally friendly lithium-ion battery. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2014, a team of British scientists published a paper about three-year field trial showing that another genetically modified version of the Désirée cultivar can resist infection after exposure to late blight, one of the most serious diseases of potatoes. (wikipedia.org)
  • gene
  • The lentivirus is versatile and can be used as a genetically modified virus by using it as a vector for gene therapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • To combat this disease PRSV-resistant papaya was genetically engineered through gene technology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Release of Insects carrying Dominant Lethals (RIDL) is a control strategy using genetically engineered insects that have (carry) a lethal gene in their genome (an organism's DNA). (wikipedia.org)
  • The oncomouse is a type of laboratory mouse that has been genetically modified developed by Philip Leder and Timothy A. Stewart of Harvard University to carry a specific gene called an activated oncogene. (wikipedia.org)
  • A team in China reported in 2015 that they had genetically engineered beagles to have twice the normal muscle mass, inserting a natural myostatin gene mutation taken from whippets. (wikipedia.org)
  • researchers
  • In 2004, researchers reported that a genetically modified virus that exploits the selfish behaviour of cancer cells might offer an alternative way of killing tumours. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since then, several researchers have developed genetically modified oncolytic viruses that show promise as treatments for various types of cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2012, researchers from New Zealand also developed a genetically engineered cow that produced allergy-free milk. (wikipedia.org)
  • Japanese researchers tested genetically modified rice on macaque monkeys that would prevent allergies to cedar pollen, which causes hay fever. (wikipedia.org)
  • milk
  • Each of the progeny will be a clone of Randy, but without his horns, and their offspring should also be hornless Goats have been genetically engineered to produce milk containing strong spiderweb-like silk proteins. (wikipedia.org)
  • rice
  • This genetically engineered rice plant will save the lives of over 500,000 third world children a year. (starchefs.com)
  • This genetically modified rice is capable of producing beta-carotene in the endosperm (grain) which is a precursor for vitamin A. Syngenta was involved in the early development of Golden Rice and held some intellectual property that it donated to non-profit groups including the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to develop on a non-profit basis. (wikipedia.org)
  • shelf
  • In genetics laboratories worldwide, brewing yeast-the microorganisms that transmute tepid grain water into tasty beer-have been genetically engineered to brew stranger and more flavorful brews than anything you can find on the shelf. (popularmechanics.com)
  • laboratory
  • However, as genetically engineered yeast has become easier and easier to create, a slew of ethical, legal, and marketing issues have kept these futuristic brewing yeasts from leaping out of the laboratory and into the brewery. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Fears about genetically modified food products-beer yeast included-could be more or less divided into two distinct issues: first, that the yeasts will somehow unintentionally harm the consumer's health, and second, that if the yeasts escape the laboratory or brewing facility, they could harm the surrounding ecosystem or population of wild yeasts. (popularmechanics.com)
  • resistance
  • Public wariness of genetically engineered foodstuffs, warranted or not, has bred a resistance in large breweries-the only beer producers with the funds to gain FDA approval. (popularmechanics.com)
  • animal
  • In 2015, the AquAdvantage salmon was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for commercial production, sale and consumption, making it the first genetically modified animal to be approved for human consumption. (wikipedia.org)
  • They became the first genetically modified animal to become publicly available as a pet when introduced for sale in 2003. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is the first genetically modified animal to be approved for human consumption. (wikipedia.org)
  • species
  • Several genetically modified forest tree species are undergoing field trials for deregulation, and much of the research is being carried out by the pulp and paper industry, primarily with the intention of increasing the productivity of existing tree stock. (wikipedia.org)
  • Certain genetically modified orchard tree species have been deregulated for commercial use in the United States including the papaya and plum. (wikipedia.org)
  • commercial
  • Kevin Verstrepen, a leading yeast geneticist at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology and the University of Leuven, Belgium, notes that today there is not a single commercial beer on the market that is made with genetically engineered yeast. (popularmechanics.com)
  • So if you're using one of these yeasts to make filtered beer," Prahl says (and almost all commercial beers are filtered), "then there'd be no genetically modified yeast or yeast DNA in the final beer for anyone to consume anyhow. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Genetically modified forest trees are not yet approved ("deregulated") for commercial use[by whom? (wikipedia.org)
  • regulatory
  • Concerns surrounding the biosafety implications of releasing genetically modified trees into the wild have held back regulatory approval of GM forest trees. (wikipedia.org)
  • Country
  • In January 2016 it was announced that in response to the Zika virus outbreak, Brazil's National Biosafety Committee approved the releases of more genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitos throughout their country. (wikipedia.org)
  • virus
  • A genetically modified virus is a virus that has gone through genetic modification for various biomedical purposes, agricultural purposes, bio-control and technological purposes. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2011 a Japanese-American Team created genetically modified green-fluorescent cats in order to find therapies for HIV/AIDS and other diseases as Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is related to HIV. (wikipedia.org)
  • mouse
  • A mouse has been genetically engineered to have increased muscle growth and strength by overexpressing the insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) in differentiated muscle fibers. (wikipedia.org)