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Lesson 10: Human Manipulation (Genes & Molecular Machines)
Vocabulary for Smithsonian STC-MS Genes & Molecular Machines Unit
Terms in this set (11)
The intentional breeding of organisms, such as animals and plants, to produce offspring with desirable traits.
An organism that is genetically identical to its single parent.
The process by which cells become specialized to perform a particular function.
A form of genetic engineering in which missing or damaged genes are replaced with normal genes in order to correct a genetic disorder.
A process that changes the characteristics of an organism by changing its DNA; a type of genetic manipulation.
The changing of an organism's genetic material.
Human Genome Project
An international research project that determined the sequence of human DNA.
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Adult cells that have been reprogrammed to behave like embryonic stem cells.
The ability of a stem cell to become several different cell types.
A cell of a multicellular organism that is able to develop into any of the many types of cells.
A different version of something such as alleles or traits.
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