designer gene


a gene altered or created by genetic engineering, especially for use in gene therapy.

Origin of designer gene

First recorded in 1980–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for designer gene

designer gene

A gene created or modified by genetic engineering. Designer genes can help produce particular substances needed for research or medical treatment.
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