Chimeraplast - definition of chimeraplast by The Free Dictionary
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chi·me·ra·plast (kī-mîr′ə-plăst′, kĭ-)
A synthetic molecule that contains DNA and RNA and is temporarily incorporated into the genome of an organism in order to mediate the repair of mutations in DNA base pairs.
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, a combination of selected DNA and RNA--the chemical that translates the DNA's genetic code into a protein which the body can use--acts like a chemical instruction to the cell itself to alter the gene in the desired way.
were cleverly introduced into the nuclei of liver cells, where the chimeraplasts
' sequence matched almost perfectly with a complementary sequence on a chromosome.