Recombinant revolution (human and frog)

The stage was set for a technological revolution. Scientists had figured out how to cut, paste, and copy DNA. What remained to be done, however, was to apply these techniques to actually edit and customize DNA. This creation of "recombinant DNA" would manipulate living things at the most basic level.

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