Chapter 20

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Scientists developed a set of guidelines to address the safety of DNA technology. Which of the following is one of the adopted safety measures?

A) Microorganisms used in recombinant DNA experiments are genetically crippled to ensure that they cannot survive outside of the laboratory.

B) Genetically modified organisms are not allowed to be part of our food supply.

C) Transgenic plants are engineered so that the plant genes cannot hybridize.

D) Experiments involving HIV or other potentially dangerous viruses have been banned.

E) Recombinant plasmids cannot be replicated.

Answer:

A) Microorganisms used in recombinant DNA experiments are genetically crippled to ensure that they cannot survive outside of the laboratory.

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