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Course Title[Course Code]:Genetic modifications in food and medicine[Gen 427]

Faculty: Agriculture
Department: Genetics
Program: Agricultural biotechnology
Compulsory / Elective:Elective
Undergraduate(Second Year-First Semester)
Lecture:( 2 ) Practical / Clinical:( 2 ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
Genetic modification – terminology, methods of genetic modification, genetic modification of bacteria, plant & animal, controversies over genetic modification, policy around the world (Egypt). Genetic modification in Agriculture – transgenic plants, genetically modified foods, application, future applications, ecological impact of transgenic plants. Genetically modified foods – organic foods, types of organic foods, identifying organic foods, organic food & preservatives. Genetic modification in Food industry –background, history, controversies over risks, application, future applications. Genetic modification in Medicine - gene therapy, types of gene therapy, vectors in gene therapy, molecular engineering, human genetic engineering, problems & ethics.