Genetic Engineering & Bioethics

The OMICS Publishing Group publishes open access scientific journals for the free availability of genetic engineering articles that report about research in the concerned field.

Online PR News – 09-May-2013 – Los Angeles, California – Genetic engineering is the branch of modern biology that seeks to study the hereditary traits and the role of DNA that serves as the blueprint for the physiological characteristics and helps to act cohesively in the development of a fully functional human body. This field of study has seen many developments including the technology of developing hybrid crops through application of genetic engineering research.

Enzymes like insulin and the detergents are used in medical applications and genetically-modified crops. The genetic engineering articles are being currently published as part of the open access platform for the dissemination of scientific knowledge. The process of stem cell research and cloning are not used directly in genetic engineering but are part of the techniques and methodologies. A transgenic species is one in which genetic material is added to the host from another organism.
The genetic engineering studies have enabled researchers to identify and isolate genes that are responsible for certain positive and negative characteristics. The incumbent positive traits like the ripening of fruits in a limited time-period are considered for genetically modified agricultural techniques. The genetically-engineered plants are also referred to as transgenic plants.

Professors from several universities publish latest findings in genetic engineering as part of the open access journals. This allows students and researchers to access the material free of cost without any restriction on copyright, along with proper citation and preserving the content. The open access journal provides insight into newest developments in genetic engineering and the trials of genetically developed plants. In 2010, the first modified bacterial genome with no DNA was created, and named as Synthia. The genetic engineering research has led to the growth of synthetic life forms.