designer gene


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designer gene

n.
A gene modified or created by genetic engineering.
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design′er gene′


n.
a gene altered or created by genetic engineering, esp. for use in gene therapy.
[1980–85]
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de·sign·er gene

(dĭ-zī′nər)
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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Wearing costumes created by Elvis's original designer Gene Douchette, Ciaran looks, sounds and moves like Elvis.
By splicing their designer gene into this viral delivery device, the scientists not only found a way to get their antibody package into a host, they were delivering the manufacturing machinery to produce it.
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Mark Karimzadeh, president of M & M Design, makes rugs for menswear designer Gene Meyer, as well as those from other design fields.
By installing a designer gene that offsets the adverse effects of faulty DNA, scientists have prevented sickle-cell disease in mice.
Men's apparel designer Gene Meyer unveiled his new rug collection by M&M Design International.
The next step: injecting the new DNA, a so-called designer gene, into the animals' own cells to see if they will produce larger amounts of biologically active orexin.
M&M also recently introduced a rug collection by men's apparel designer Gene Meyer.
And Mr King, 72, said: "The gene is almost a designer gene. The sheep back which is used for chops produces up to 47 per cent more meat making them more the size of pig meat than sheep.