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Revista de Saúde Pública

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CANDEIAS, José Alberto Neves. Genetic engineering. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1991, vol.25, n.1, pp. 3-10. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101991000100002.

This paper deals with the progress made in genetic engineering techniques, capable of altering the genetic potential of an organism, either by the introduction or the suppression of new structural genes. Some of the general applications are described as are also, more particularly, their uses in the field of medicine. A critical analysis of the benefits and risks involved is also undertaken.

Keywords : Genetic engineering [methods]; DNA recombinant.

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