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gene splicing

[ jeen-splahy-sing ]
/ ˈdʒin ˌsplaɪ sɪŋ /
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noun Genetics.
a process using recombinant DNA technology to join, by attachment or insertion, a DNA segment from one source to a DNA segment from another source.
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Origin of gene splicing

First recorded in 1975–80
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Medical definitions for gene splicing

gene-splicing

n.
The process in which fragments of DNA from one or more different organisms are combined to form recombinant DNA and are made to function within the cells of a host organism.
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Scientific definitions for gene splicing

gene-splicing

The process in which fragments of DNA from one or more different organisms are combined to form recombinant DNA.
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Cultural definitions for gene splicing

gene splicing

A term used to refer to the process by which the DNA of an organism is cut and a gene, perhaps from another organism, is inserted. (See genetic engineering and recombinant DNA.) Gene splicing is often used in industry to allow single-celled organisms to produce useful products, such as human insulin. It is also used in the production of genetically modified organisms.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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