Genetic Modification of Plants and Animals


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Genetic Modification of Plants and Animals
Ever since Gregory Mendel, a European monk, discovered the basic genetic principles of inheritance in the late nineteenth century, there has been a quest for more knowledge about the genetic material. In 1944, Oswald Avery and other collaborators demonstrated that DNA was the material of which genes are made. A number of scientific findings followed, leading to the development of the genetic engineering field. Such pioneering breakthroughs include the discovery of the DNA helical structure in 1953 by Watson and Crick. In 1966, Marshall Neirenberg and Gobind Khorane finished deciphering the genetic code creating the foundation for genetic modification. Since then, genetic modification of plants and...
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.....nts. Informed constituents will be likely to write letters to their senators and congressmen and the information will trickle up to those who will pass the laws.
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