Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Nov
17
2010

transgenic

An organism that has had DNA from another organism introduced into it. For example, if jellyfish DNA is introduced into a mouse, the mouse is then called a transgenic mouse. Transgenic animals are made by introducing the outside DNA into the developing embryo and then implanting the embryo into a host mother until the animal is born.