- gene /jeen/
- resistance /ri-ZIS-tuhns/
- issue /ISH-oo/
- target /TAHR-git/
- modification /mod-uh-fi-KEY-shuhn/
[noun] – a part of the DNA in a cell that controls the physical development, behavior, etc. of an individual plant or animal and is passed on from its parents
A defective gene is thought to be the source of the sickness.
[noun] – the act of fighting against something that is attacking you, or refusing to accept something
Tobacco lowers the body’s resistance to disease.
[verb] – to produce or provide something official
The office will be issuing permits on Thursday.
[verb] – to direct advertising, criticism, or a product at someone
The ad for the energy drink is targeted specifically at young people.
[noun] – a change to something, usually to improve it
With just a few modifications, the speech will be flawless.
Mills added: “Farming is a business, and it is a requirement of breeders of farm animals to tread a line between what they can get out of it and (animal welfare). What we are calling for is for that line to be drawn more clearly.” Inserting new DNA sequences, removing existing ones, or changing them in a living organism’s genome is known as gene editing. It is a more exact and targeted sort of genetic engineering than prior forms, and the modifications are nearly indistinguishable from spontaneous mutations. The insertion of a gene from a separate organism at random into another living entity was a common practice in previous types of genetic engineering.
- Do you support genetic engineering among animals? Why or why not?
- Do you know news related to genetic engineering? Could you please tell me more about it?
- If you could change something about your DNA, what would it be? Please elaborate on your answer.
- Do you agree to use the technology to change DNA to introduce specific qualities, such as disease resistance?
- In your opinion, should all animals be genetically engineered? Why or why not?