Other GM Examples

GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have been artificially manipulated through genetic engineering to express new traits

There are a number of possible applications for the genetic modification of organisms:

  • Agricultural crops are commonly modified to improve yield, growth rates and nutritional value
  • Genetically modified animals may be used to grow human transplant tissues and organs (xenotransplantation)
  • A number of microorganisms are being considered as future clean fuel producers and biodegraders
  • Pharmaceutical companies are exploring the possibilities of introducing vaccines, antibodies and medicines into foods

Current Examples of Genetically Modified Organisms

GMO applications