Genetic Engineering

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  • Created on: 01-03-11 17:53

Genetic Engineering

This is used to change an organism and give it new characteristics

  • The gene of interest from the human cell is 'cut' with restriction enzymes
  • The bacterial cell's plasmid is 'cut' with restriction enzymes and part is removed
  • The remaining part of the plasmid is combined with the part of the human gene
  • This is put back into the bacterium
  • Which reproduces asexually
  • This produces clones all containing the desired part of the gene
  • You can then extract and purify…


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