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6.2 Genetic Modification

  • Can you describe the use of restriction enzymes and ligase enzymes?
  • How do plasmids and viruses act as vectors, which take up pieces of DNA, and then insert this recombinant DNA into other cells?
  • How can we manufacture large quantities of human insulin?
  • What is the potential for using genetically modified plants to improve food production e.g. pest resistance?
  • What does the term transgenic mean?

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