about transgenic organisms Transgenic organisms

'Trans-' means 'crossing from one place to another'. The '-genic' bit means 'genes'. So it means that bits of genes from different living things have been 'bolted together' and spliced into another organism to make a new one which does something which the scientists want it to do. transgenic sheep - all singing, all dancingFor example, it could be a plant that resists a particular type of weedkiller or it could be a goat which makes silk in its milk.