The article summarizes one particular genetic engineering approach that holds immense potential for the future of the technology. Mini-chromosomes can be used to transport multiple genes into plants, and potentially revolutionize agriculture and medicine.
DNA fingerprinting is not just deployed to hunt down criminals. The pioneering technology has also been used to study the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls and to help save endangered species.
The mitochondrial DNA differs from the nuclear DNA in some fundamental ways. This article summarizes the key differences.