Biotechnology

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What is Biotechnology?

The application of science and engineering to the direct or indirect use of living organisms, or parts or products of living organisms, in their natural or modified forms.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Genetic modification, sometimes called genetic engineering, involves the modification of characteristics of organisms by manipulating their genes (DNA) with the specific intent of causing an alteration in protein expression. A transgenic organism carries DNA originally derived from an organism other than its parents in its genomic DNA. To be passed on to the next generation this novel “transgenic” DNA must be present in the organism's germ line cells (egg/sperm).

Animal Biotechnology - Coordinated by the the Federation of Animal Science Societies

Antama - Foundation in Spain.  Spanish language biotechnology resources