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Genetically modified organisms are living organisms that have been subjected to genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is used to alter the genetic material of living things to create combinations that do not occur in ... More »

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The pros and cons of genetically modified food include the hazards of pesticides in food; the productivity, hardiness and nutritive value of crops; the risk of cross pollination; and the potential effect of increasing or... More »

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A genetically modified organism is one that includes genes from another organism. Genetic modification is typically done to improve an organism or to produce medicine or food. More »

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Genetic manipulation, also called genetic engineering, refers to the alteration of the genes of an organism. It involves manually adding new DNA to an organism to add new traits. Examples of genetically engineered organi... More »

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