recombinant

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technique that produces recombinant DNA gene-splicing
technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism gene-splicing , genetic engineering , recombinant DNA technology
form of insulin (trade name Humulin) made from recombinant DNA that is identical to human insulin; used to treat diabetics who are allergic to preparations made from beef or pork insulin Humulin , recombinant human insulin
any of the enzymes that cut nucleic acid at specific restriction sites and produce restriction fragments; obtained from bacteria (where they cripple viral invaders); used in recombinant DNA technology restriction endonuclease , restriction enzyme , restriction nuclease
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