gene editing - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] biology 

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/ˈdʒiːn ˌedɪtɪŋ/
  1. a type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, replaced or removed from a genome using specially engineered enzymes called restriction enzymes or molecular scissors

    After the overhyped false dawn fifteen years ago, gene editing is now, it seems, about to arrive.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 09/11/2015