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gene splicing

noun Genetics.
  1. recombinant DNA technology.
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Origin of gene splicing

First recorded in 1975–80
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gene-splicing in Medicine

gene-splicing

n.
  1. 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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gene-splicing in Science

gene-splicing

  1. The process in which fragments of DNA from one or more different organisms are combined to form recombinant DNA.
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gene-splicing in Culture

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.

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