#1. Are genome editing and synthetic biology the same?
No, synthetic biology has nothing to do with genome editing.
Yes, they are the same.
No, genome editing is a technology to change DNA whereas synthetic biology uses such technologies to provide organisms with new functions.
#2. Does the term ‘genetic scissors’ exist in science?
No, only in science fiction.
Yes, it is a tool for accurately cutting DNA which allows genome editing to occur.
No, genetic scissors do not exist.
#3. Can genetically engineered bacteria produce something that is naturally only produced by plants?
Never, this is science fiction.
Maybe, in a few hundred years.
Yes, this has already been demonstrated.
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