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New Rapid Gene Silencing Technique

Crops with increased resistance to drought and disease, soybeans with more protein, and vegetables with more vitamins are some of the potential benefits from a new gene-silencing technology developed at North Carolina State University.

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Active Reading Questions

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    The technique described in this article is a modification of a technique used to “genetically engineer” organisms. According to your book, genetic engineering is
    a) a three-step process where a DNA sequence is isolated, modified, and inserted into an organism.
    b) a process used to create genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
    c) a process that may have ethical issues and risks.
    d) All of the above.
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    The research in this article is contributing to a new field in biology called ________________, which focuses on how genes are expressed in organisms.
    a) functional genomics
    b) proteomics
    c) informatics
    d) none of the above
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    For what purpose are the researchers in this article using their new technology?
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