Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 38 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation - Page 839: 11


The concern with modern genetic engineering stems in part from unfamiliarity with it. Many people have some idea of conventional crop breeding— they see seeds all of the time in one way or another —but the manipulation of one gene-at-a-time, especially among various eukaryotic kingdoms, is frightening because it is strange. More education is needed. There is really no need to prevent the use of genetic engineering, though prudence is needed to avoid things like transgene escape.

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