Video: Genetic engineeringEditorial Team36|1Last Updated:02:30 am, October 04, 2012
Genetic Engineering in the simplest terms is making something with genes. Genetic Engineering is a branch of Engineering and involves moving genes from one organism to another.
Genetic Engineering has most of its uses in Agriculture. It has also been used to manufacture human insulin. There are, however, a few misconceptions about the field.
MYTH #1: Genetic engineering is about imprecise breeding and hazardous to life
FACT: Though it’s genetically modified food, scientists precisely select genes and make careful modifications.
MYTH #2: Genetically modified food is harmful for the crops
FACT: The fact is genetic technologies have massively reduced pesticide use where pests have been targeted in the field.
MYTH #3: Genetic engineers create Franken foods
FACT: The reality is scientists experiment with the purpose of beneficial outcomes. In fact they work on producing improvements on the existing crops like food quality, pest resistance and good amount of production and so on.
MYTH #4: Genetic engineering can lead to various diseases in the coming future
FACT: The truth is disease can be prevented by detecting humans, plants or animals genes that are prone to certain hereditary disease because of which infection could be avoided.
MYTH #5: It is harmful for environment
FACT: The fact is genetic engineers can make the most desirable characteristics which in turn can help us to solve the world problems.