Genetically Modified Cells And Organisms For Research And Biomedical Purposes

763 Words Dec 12th, 2016 4 Pages
Advances in the field of genetic engineering have allowed scientists to generate genetically modified cells and organisms for research and biomedical purposes. During the past decade, numerous improvements have been made to better the world of agriculture. A few of these improvements are DNA isolation, disease resistance, and the ability to precisely locate genes.
Agricultural performance rests on the interactions of genetics, management and the environment. Developing plant varieties expressing good agronomic characteristics is the ultimate goal of plant breeders. However, for many years, GE crops were underperforming. Desirable genes were often being transferred with undesirable genes. They were not sustainable enough to put on the market. In recent years, breakthroughs in biotechnology such as DNA isolation have significantly improved the chances of isolating desirable traits from undesirable ones. This means farmers can plant certain crops without having to worry about other crops or organisms being harmed. It also means the genetically engineered crops have a greater chance of survival. This creates a sustainable environment.
Genetic modification of crops, which has been so powerful and so rewarding in terms of yield and management of many of the major production species over the past few decades, will hold enormous potential in all of the crop species we deal with.
Another recent GE improvement in the world of agriculture is disease resistance. One of the main…

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