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What is a GMO?
The European Union suggests the following definition: "GMOs are organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been altered not by reproduction and/or natural recombination but by the introduction of a modified gene or a gene from another variety or species."
For the last thirty years, modern genetic engineering techniques have made it possible to transfer genes from one organism to another, and even between different species.
One of the uses of GMOs that is best known to the general public is their application in agriculture. However, GMOs are often used in other fields, such as the production of molecules or vaccines for human health or research.
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