Gene Transfer

Nature has endowed animals with barriers that prevent foreign DNA from entering the genome or synthesizing foreign proteins. Compositionally, the DNA of a trans-genic plant is the same as DNA consumed as part of normal diets; it shares a similar fate. Food processing and ingredient extraction remove or inactivate some DNA. Next, DNA is degraded within the digestive tract.[8] Transfer of genes from normal or altered plants to the intestinal microflora and enterocytes has been speculat-ed.[9] Using methods to detect ultratrace gene fragments, no transfer of transgenes to humans could be detected.[8] Considering that animals and humans have been exposed to DNA from plants and bacteria for centuries, dietary genes appear innocuous.[10]

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

A time for giving and receiving, getting closer with the ones we love and marking the end of another year and all the eating also. We eat because the food is yummy and plentiful but we don't usually count calories at this time of year. This book will help you do just this.

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