designer gene


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designer gene

n.
A gene modified or created by genetic engineering.

design′er gene′


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

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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