The Issue Of Genetically Modified Organisms Essay

1406 Words Nov 12th, 2015 6 Pages
Genetically Modified Organisms are a topic of strong debate that sparkles both pros and cons, fuelled largely by a lack of understanding and huge amounts of misinformation that give wrong ideas. My research project is introducing the issues related to this and covering both pros and cons, and my own opinion towards this.

•Explain what is involved with this biological issue

Genetically modified organisms, also known as a transgenic organism, are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially altered in a laboratory using genetic engineering(GE) techniques.

Every genes hold information that will give the organism a trait which is similar to phenotype. Genetic engineering technique involves the process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another as an experiment to obtain a desired trait or characteristic. Genetic engineering is just a complicated way of a cut and paste process : it physically removes the gene from one organism and transfer it to the target organism.

When the desired gene is identified, it physically can be cut out and pasted into the target organism’s genome. Once the new gene has been inserted, the organism can be bred to create a new offspring that passes that particular gene from generation to generation. This technique is not bound by the limitations of traditional plant breeding.

•Discuss the advantage and disadvantage it has for society

Advantage

Genetically modified foods nowadays are full of…

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