designer gene

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

Origin of designer gene

First recorded in 1980–85

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Scientific definitions for designer gene

designer gene

  1. 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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