Gene Splicing, the Production of Artificial DNA Constructs
The concept of manipulating phenotypic traits has been known to mankind for a longer period of time than the science of genetics itself. Selective breeding of plants and animals has been practiced for hundreds of years and has resulted in hardier forms of domestic animals and plants as well as such oddities as the various breeds of dogs. With the advent of the science of genetics, interest in this type of activity increased and broadened to include both the possibility of correcting “inborn errors of metabolism” and the possibility of a definitive eugenics program (the application of selective breeding principles to man).
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