Recombinant DNA Technology
Series of procedures that are used to recombine DNA segments
What is rDNA?
- rDNA stands for recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid.
- Also known as "chimera," rDNA is the man made combination of two separate strands of DNA.
- The most common recombinant process combines the DNA of separate organisms.
- Alters genetic make up by adding DNA or change the DNA that's already there.
The purpose of rDNA Technology
- rDNA is used for the purposes of producing insulin, genetically modified food, vaccines (such as Hepatitis B), pharmaceuticals, better crops, and prevention and cure of sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis.
process of rdna production
- Medical benefits
-Production of vaccines for hepatitis, herpes, influenza, etc.
-Production of interferon drug used for treatment of lymphoma and myelogenous leukemia.
- Agricultural Benefits
-Treatments for crops to survive severe weather conditions and crop-destroying viruses
-Genetically modified rice to help with malnutrition in Asia
- Health Concerns
-Health risks, such as cancer is a possibility
- Ethical Concerns