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Submitted by smomalley on Sun, 11/03/2019 - 13:47

In neurobiology we have been discussing different techniques to insert a specific gene into cells. One tequnique used to do this is transgenic technique. This technique does not specifically target cells. The technique inserts a promoter and gene that you want to insert into an embryo. The embryo has natually occuring breaks in the DNA while it is developing. This means that if a break occurs the protomor and gene can be inserted into the DNA sequence. This added section can include a flourescent sequence. This allows the cells that have taken up the gene sequence to be seen so you can tell which cells or which area contains the transgene.