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What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition and Examples Video

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Which of the following would be considered recombinant DNA?

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1. A scientist isolates a human DNA repair gene and inserts it into a plasmid. The plasmid is inserted into a bacterial cell, so more plasmid can be produced. After isolating the plasmid from the bacterial cells, the scientist inserts the plasmid DNA into a human tissue culture cell using a virus. Which of the following statements is true?

2. A scientist isolates a human DNA repair gene and inserts it into a plasmid. The plasmid is inserted into a bacterial cell, so more plasmid can be produced. After isolating the plasmid from the bacterial cells, the scientist inserts the plasmid DNA into a human tissue culture cell using a virus. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you check your knowledge of genetic engineering and its applications. You will be quizzed on examples of genetically modified organisms and recombinant DNA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • Vectors
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Genetic engineering
  • Recombinant DNA

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding genetic engineering and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about genetically modified organisms
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve genetic engineering practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about genetic engineering, review the lesson on What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition and Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Review the history of diabetes and insulin
  • Determine the purpose of genetic engineering
  • Identify characteristics of recombinant DNA
  • Learn what GMO stands for
  • Examine what a vector is
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