QIs MSG and animal extraction included in GMO?
Question submitted By: Capdeal HastingsIs MSG and animal extraction included in GMO?
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Why are GMOs created if scientists are not aware if it is really harmful?Are GMOs really safe if you’re mixing to different DNA strands?Who was the person or people who decided to create GMOs and why?Can the consumption of an abundance of GMOs do...
Posted on January 2, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on February 7, 2018
Thank you for your questions, we would like to address these individually. Why are GMOs created if scientists are not aware if it is really harmful? and Are GMOs really safe if you’re mixing to different DNA strands? yes GMOs are safe. In fact, according to this response, “the overwhelming consensus of scientific experts and major scientific authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and... Read More
Can you mix traits from animals to humans?Therefore could you potentially take the strength of a lion and implant it within the human genetic form?We know you can move a muscle while both are developed and it can create uncertainty due to the...
Posted on September 25, 2017
Response from: Anthony Chan , DVM, PhD, Researcher, Yerkes National Primate Research Center • on January 29, 2018
Technically, you can mix traits among species, which is how transgenic work is done. The first transgenic mouse was introduced with the human growth hormone gene, and by overexpressing the growth hormone, the mouse grew bigger, but not the same as human size. This is more like the function of the gene. Whether it can mix the physical features between species will be different, but something like a chimera study that mixes animals of two strains might carry physical features of both. However,... Read More
Who can create a gmo for me? I'm wanting certain matching genes to be added to a strain of watermelon and a strain of coconut. Who can do this for me?
Posted on September 5, 2017
Response from: Kent Bradford, Director, Seed Biotechnology Center, UC Davis • on October 9, 2017
While there might be some institutions with the capability to make these transgenic watermelon and coconut plants for you, that does not mean that you would be able to actually plant them out. First, the institution would need to have a Biological Use Authorization to work with recombinant DNA to make the vectors to transfer the genes. Then they would need to be able to do the tissue culture required to transfer the genes and regenerate whole plants again, which can sometimes be difficult.... Read More