a gene altered or created by genetic engineering, especially for use in gene therapy.
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Origin of designer gene
First recorded in 1980–85
Words nearby designer gene
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Scientific definitions for 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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