gene transfer


noun

Biotechnology. the insertion of copies of a gene into living cells in order to induce synthesis of the gene's product: the desired gene may be microinjected directly into the cell or it may be inserted into the core of a virus by gene splicing and the virus allowed to infect the cell for replication of the gene in the cell's DNA.

Nearby words

  1. gene mapping,
  2. gene patent,
  3. gene pool,
  4. gene splicing,
  5. gene therapy,
  6. gene-splicing,
  7. geneal.,
  8. genealogical,
  9. genealogical tree,
  10. genealogist

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