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Welcome to the Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology module. This module will be useful for those interested in more fully understanding generalities of biotechnology as well as learning how transgenic plants are produced. The module includes a nine-minute animation that demonstrates the process of developing a transgenic plant and viewpoints of five scientists with biotechnology expertise in food safety, ethics, plant science and animal science.

How to Make a Transgenic Plant
When an extra piece of DNA is inserted into the native DNA of a plant, the resulting plant is referred to as transgenic. This animation demonstrates the steps that are commonly used to create transgenic plants, in this case, a sweeter tomato.

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Ask The Experts
In this section you will see and hear five experts address topics related to biotechnology, genetic engineering, and transgenic plants and animals.

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