This online textbook chapter supports and extends the content of the Genetically Modified Organisms video. The chapter provides details of the procedures used in genetic modification as well as an in-depth analysis of the ethical issues surrounding the issue.
Genetic Modification of Bacteria
Getting the Plasmid In
Are Recombinant Bacteria Safe?
Genetic Modification of Plants
Techniques Used for Generating Transgenic Plants
Problems and Concerns
Genetic Modification of Animals
Addressing the Controversies