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Manipulating Genes—Recombinant DNA

Lecture no. 10 from the course: Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

Manipulating Genes—Recombinant DNA

Taught by Professor David Sadava | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

By studying how bacteria successfully protect themselves from an attacking virus, scientists discovered that bacteria make an enzyme that recognizes a particular DNA sequence in the virus and cuts the DNA strand at that sequence. As a result of this discovery, scientists learned to splice DNA, creating recombinant DNA, which was initially controversial and now holds vast possibilities for the future.

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