Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Quiz
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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Quiz

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What is the primary purpose of genetically modifying E. coli bacteria in the production of Humulin?

To produce a type of insulin

In what year did the FDA approve the first GMO-Humulin for market release?

1982

What was the key discovery in 1953 that paved the way for genetic engineering?

Discovery of DNA

What is the primary role of genes in the context of GMOs?

<p>To carry the information or the 'recipe' in the sequences and structures of DNA</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who were the first scientists to genetically modify an organism?

<p>Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the result of adding, removing, or changing genes in an organism using modern biotechnology methods?

<p>The alteration of the genetic material (DNA)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a significant role of genetic engineering in the medical field?

<p>Production of drugs, gene therapy, and laboratory researches</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the benefits of GMOs in the medical field?

<p>Production of drugs and gene therapy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an application of GMOs in the medical field?

<p>Gene therapy and laboratory researches</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a contribution of genetic engineering in the medical field?

<p>Diagnosis and treatment of human diseases</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a benefit of GMOs in the medical field?

<p>Advancements in medical research</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a role of genetic engineering in the medical field?

<p>Playing a significant role from diagnosis to treatment of human diseases</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a nutritional benefit of GMO crops?

<p>Fortification with vitamin A and iron</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of pharmaceutical enhancement through GMOs?

<p>Edible vaccines for diarrheal diseases</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a potential health risk associated with consuming GMOs?

<p>More allergic reactions due to gene alteration</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a benefit of GMOs in food processing?

<p>Enhanced color and taste of GMO crops</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a criticism of GMOs from their opponents?

<p>GMOs have unknown long-term effects on humans and the environment</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a potential environmental risk associated with GMOs?

<p>Super weeds resisting pesticides</p> Signup and view all the answers

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