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Transgenesis

Transgenesis

[trans-jen-uh-sis, tranz-]
Transgenesis is the fact of introducing an exogenous gene - called a transgene - into a living organism so that the organism will exhibit a new property and transmit that property to its offspring.

Transgenic organisms are able to express foreign genes because the genetic code is universal for all organisms. This means that a specific DNA sequence will code for the same protein in all organisms.

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