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Biotech Obj. 1500

TermDefinition
Antibodies A blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen.
DNA Fingerprints A technique by which the DNA of an individual can be compared with that found in a sample or another individual.
Antigens A toxin or other foreign substance that induces an immune response in the body, especially the production of antibodies.
Pharming The process of genetically modifying plants and animals so that they produce substances that may be used as pharmaceuticals.
Personalized Medicine A practice of medicine that uses an individual's genetic profile to guide decisions made in regard to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
Inoculation The action of inoculating or of being inoculated
Human Genome Project A global, long-term research effort to identify the estimated 30,000 genes in human DNA and to figure out the sequences of the chemical bases that make up human DNA.
Xenografts A tissue graft or organ transplant from a donor of a different species from the recipient.
Organ Transplant The process of surgically removing an organ or tissue from one person and placing it into another person.
Gene Therapy The transplantation of normal genes into cells in place of missing or defective ones in order to correct genetic disorders.
Pathogens A bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms A variation in a single base pair in a DNA sequence.
Pharmaceuticals Of or relating to medicinal drugs, or their preparation, use, or sale.
Imprinting Impress or stamp (a mark or outline) on a surface or body.
Biomanufacturing The production of biologics-based therapeutic drugs including protein-based therapeutics, vaccines, gene therapies as well as cell therapies.
Personalized Genomics The branch of genomics concerned with the sequencing and analysis of the genome of an individual.
Hormones A regulatory substance produced in an organism and transported in tissue fluids such as blood or sap to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action.
Vaccines A substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases.
Xenotransplantation The process of grafting or transplanting organs or tissues between members of different species.
Epigenetic Inheritance An unconventional finding.
Markers A thing serving as a standard of comparison or as an indication of what may be expected.
Gwas The most common approach of Genome Wide Association Study is the case-control setup which compares two large groups of individuals, one healthy control group and one case group affected by a disease.
Edible Plant Vaccines A vaccine in which an antigenic protein is engineered into an edible plant.
Genetic Diseases A genetic problem caused by one or more abnormalities in the genome, especially a condition that is present from birth.
Autotransplantation Transplantation of tissue from one site to another in the same individual.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells Are adult stem cells traditionally found in the bone marrow.
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