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HEY :P
I really as to what this means :
in genetic engineering what does it mean when the DNA fragment is isolated from other organisms using restriction enzymes?

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Hi a restriction enzyme splits DNA at the junction between particular base pairs (check your notes on nitrogen bases = pyrimidines and purines [A, T, C, and G)).

So you insert the gene you need into the DNA of, say, a bacterium (plural bacteria) then make billions of these bacteria to produce whatever chemical or drug (medicine NOT dope!) you need to manufacture - this is called genetic engineering.

An example is the manufacture of insulin, the hormone used to treat Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Hope this helps!

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thank youu soo much

(Original post by macpatelgh)
Hi a restriction enzyme splits DNA at the junction between particular base pairs (check your notes on nitrogen bases = pyrimidines and purines [A, T, C, and G)).

So you insert the gene you need into the DNA of, say, a bacterium (plural bacteria) then make billions of these bacteria to produce whatever chemical or drug (medicine NOT dope!) you need to manufacture - this is called genetic engineering.

An example is the manufacture of insulin, the hormone used to treat Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Hope this helps!

M (specialist biology tutor)
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