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Preferred Term:

genetic engineering

Definition:
Directed modification of the gene complement of a living organism by such techniques as altering the DNA, substituting genetic material by means of a virus, transplanting whole nuclei, transplanting cell hybrids, etc.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
Narrower Concepts:
Entry Terms:
  • genetic manipulation
  • genetic modification
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17343
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