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A gene modified or created by genetic engineering.
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a gene altered or created by genetic engineering, esp. for use in gene therapy.
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A gene that is created by manipulating the DNA in a cell so that a specific sequence of DNA molecules can be obtained. Designer genes can be used in genetic engineering to help scientists produce substances, such as proteins, needed for research.
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