Transgenic bacteria

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Transgenic bacteria refers to bacteria which have been genetically engineered. The first example of this occurred in 1978 when Herbert Boyer working at a University of California laboratory took a synthetic version of the human insulin gene and inserted into the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce synthesized insulin.

Bacteria-synthesized transgenic products

Further reading

  • Karl Drlica Understanding DNA and Gene Cloning: A Guide for the Curious, 4th Edition ISBN 978-0-471-43416-0.