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What is genetic engineering?

Genetic engineering is a scientific process where DNA from one life form is taken out, altered, then replaced to continue growing. This process can take place on a plant or an animal.

  • People have been particularly concerned when genetic material from a totally different life form like a plant is introduced into an animal.
  • It is possible to put the genes from a spider into a pig, or even to introduce genetic material from a strawberry into a pig. 

What is cloning?

Cloning is a form of genetic engineering that produces a duplicate cell of a parent plant or animal. 

  • Cloning can be very easy to do, for example you could cut a stem off a plant and letting it grow separately. That would then be a genetic copy of it's parent plant.

Most people are less concerned about cloning plant life than they are about cloning animal life…


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