Genetic Modification allows scientists to manipulate the genetic information of cells, even swapping characteristics between different species. But it is a process which has caused a lot of controversy.
- Genetic Modification - or GM - has enabled science to manipulate cells and alter the genetic code of species.
- GM involves placing genes from organisms into the cells of completely unrelated species.
- GM is controversial, but has proved effective in the treatment of diabetes and other conditions.
- GM has benefitted agriculture, producing species of maize and potatoes which can withstand droughts and pests.
In the last 50 years, a revolution has occurred in biology.
It's become possible not just to observe the cell, but to manipulate it.
And alter the genetic code of life itself.
Scientists can cut out a gene from any organism, and insert it into the DNA of a completely unrelated ...