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Genetic engineering is a process where the genes of organisms are modified or changed. This is done by introducing a gene from another organism to result in a desired characteristic. Genetic engineering can be applied to any organism, from a virus to a cow. They take DNA from one organism, called the donor, and cut out the gene that they want to use. They use that gene to join it with another DNA of another organism. The result is DNA that has traits of both organisms. This new DNA is called recombinant DNA.

If I were given the chance to change one feature, I would want to be taller! I think this because you don’t have to waste your energy to do things such as reaching for high spaces (no need for chairs or climbing).You have more opportunities to get on rides and have privileges to jobs e.g. modelling, sports, construction and camera crews. There is no need to wear painful heels but flats and trainers!

On the other hand, you do more work and have a higher chance of breaking bones. They are more likely to back pain. Daily resources can be too small for example beds and cars. People will complain sometimes about not being able to see and uses more resources.

Genetic can be used to in animals as plants such as:

Plants that fight pollution - Poplar trees developed by scientists at the University of Washington can absorb polluted water through their roots and clean it before the water is released back into the air. The plants were much more efficient at cleaning certain pollutants than regular poplars.

Cows that pass less gas - Methane is produced by cow flatulence, and the chemical is a huge feature to global warming. Cows that fart less than average have been produced to fight the deleterious effects that cow flatulence can have on the environment.

Faster-growing trees - Demand for wood can be met by trees that grow faster than average. Genetic engineering has produced trees that can, grow much faster and stronger, and create better wood than trees that are not genetically modified.

People with hemophilia are missing proteins that help their blood form clots. Those with the most-severe forms of the disease can lose large amounts of blood through internal bleeding or even a minor cut.

In a small trial, researchers successfully used an adeno-associated viral vector to deliver a gene for Factor IX, the missing clotting protein, to liver cells. After treatment, most of the patients made at least some Factor IX, and they had fewer bleeding incidents.


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