1. How can genetic altering benefit the society of today and future societies? 2. What other...

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1. How can genetic altering benefit the society of today and future societies?

2. What other areas of life could this manipulation of genes cause?

The first GMO

The first commercially available genetically modified product was a tomato. This tomato called the Flavr Savr tomato was modified to have a longer shelf life. This feat was accomplished by inserting a gene that delayed the process of ripening in the tomato. The decline of the product was caused by the unfortunately high costs of operation of the business but it remained popular through its sale.

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Genetic engineering is an exciting development in technology. It has already benefitted our society in numerous ways; from the way we harvest proteins...

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GMOs: Improving Nutrition and Golden Rice

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Golden rice is genetically modified rice that has been enhanced with vitamin A to improve its nutritional content. Learn about what GMOs are, why golden rice is important, how it is made, and the controversy surrounding GMOs and golden rice.


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