Archive for October 24th, 2007

The Next Step in Genetic Modification

In the field of genetic modification, development came in stages. It may have started with more conventional breeding practices such as what was used in the past. Scientists as well as farmers have long been cross breeding plants of the same species in order to acquire the best possible mix of qualities inherent in the two varieties. A good example would be pairing a disease-resistant variety with a fast growing on in order to produce a breed that combines both qualities. But then advancement in…