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Chapter 1 Terms

Genetic Engineering The deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material.
Bioinformatics The science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data such as genetic codes.
Synthetic Biology The design and construction of biological devices and systems for useful purposes. It is an area of biological research and technology that combines biology and engineering, thus often overlapping with bioengineering and biomedical engineering.
Developing Countries A poor agricultural country that is seeking to become more advanced economically and socially.
Green Revolution A large increase in crop production in developing countries achieved by the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and high-yield crop varieties.
DNA The process of producing two identical copies from one original DNA molecule. This biological process occurs in all living organisms and is the basis for biological inheritance.
Transgenic Of, relating to, or denoting an organism that contains genetic material into which DNA from an unrelated organism has been artificially introduced.
Biotech Genetically modified.
Genetically Modified An organism containing genetic material that has been artificially altered so as to produce a desired characteristic.
Genetically Engineered Also called genetic modification, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology.
Cloning Propagate (an organism or cell) as a clone.
Biomanufacturing Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make useful products, or any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use.
Pharming The process of genetically modifying plants and animals so that they produce substances that may be used as pharmaceuticals.
Personalized Medicine Personalized medicine or PM is a medical model that proposes the customization of healthcare - with medical decisions, practices, and/or products being tailored to the individual patient.
Personalized Genomics The branch of genomics concerned with the sequencing and analysis of the genome of an individual.
Gene Therapy The transplantation of normal genes into cells in place of missing or defective ones in order to correct genetic disorders.
Stem Cells An undifferentiated cell of a multicellular organism that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation.
Bioremediation The use of either naturally occurring or deliberately introduced microorganisms or other forms of life to consume and break down environmental pollutants, in order to clean up a polluted site.
Biotechnology The exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, esp. the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc.
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