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genetically modified organism

n. Abbr. GMO
An organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered by the insertion of a modified gene or a gene from another organism using the techniques of genetic engineering.
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Gad Vatine, of BGU's Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell (RMSC) Research Center and the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology and by Clive N Svendsen, Ph.D of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, genetically manipulated blood cells collected from individual's into stem cells, known as induced pluripotent stem cells, which can produce any type of cell in our bodies.
The researchers are using Haloferax volcanii, an archaeon that can be genetically manipulated, as a model system for their study.
"Crufts is a twisted celebration of genetically manipulated animals who have difficulty breathing or walking, and PETA encourages everyone who cares about dogs to steer clear of it."
It says chickens have been genetically manipulated to have massive breasts their legs cannot support.
Farmers have long genetically manipulated crops and animals by selectively breeding to get offspring with certain traits.
And he argues that humanity has been genetically manipulated by the Babylonian Brotherhood, a hybrid race of human--extraterrestrial reptilians, also known as the Illuminati.
Mouse ESCs easily thrived in Petri dishes, were able to generate nearly every cell or tissue type, could be genetically manipulated without much effort, and could make chimeras (organisms containing cells with at least two different sets of DNA).
About 75% of the foodstuffs at the grocery store are now genetically manipulated, in what has been called the world's largest biological experiment on humans.
It also has a large number of farmed macaques, including genetically manipulated ones.
To verify this idea, the researchers genetically manipulated the cells in the paraventricular nucleus so that they would add blue light-sensitive proteins to their membranes.
Last year a group of Chinese scientists became the first to announce that they had genetically manipulated human IVF embryos for research.
Animal Aid spokeswoman Jessamy Korotoga said: "This absurd experiment by Cardiff University involved the use of mice who had been genetically manipulated in a crude attempt to model a complex, human-specific condition called Prader Willi syndrome.

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