Genetically Modified Organisms ( Gmo )

1383 WordsApr 29, 20156 Pages
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is one of the most important issues around the world. Genetic engineering is a process where scientists take genes from one species and force it into the DNA of other species. GMO has long been in practice to breed select individuals of a species to produce offspring of the desirable behaviors. It is used in conventional livestock production, crop farming and even pet breeding. It involves combining elements of DNA from different sources to create a new DNA molecule that has a different combination of genes than original, which occurs naturally. There are some scientific methods for producing GMOs; for instance, recombinant DNA technology and reproductive duplicating. Recombinant DNA technology involves the addition of one or more individual genes from an organism of one species into the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) of another; On the other hand, reproductive duplicating technology generates descendants that are genetically identical to the parent by the transfer of an entire donor nucleus into the enucleated cytoplasm of a host egg (Genetically modified organism). In recent years, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have replaced our diet with genetically altered foods, which have undesirably affected human health as well as local communities. GMOs have raised subjects over their own benefits in the way that they are resistant to disease, help humans suffering from famine, produce greater yields, and improve the nutrition of foods.
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