11 June 2016

What is Genetic Modification?

We all know that genetic modification has split the scientific community, not to mention the general population.  Yet what exactly is it?  Freelance motion graphic designer Tim Gray recently created this video for The Royal Society.  It explains the origins of genetic modification – we’ve been doing it for a lot longer than you might imagine – and looks at how genes can now be inserted directly from one plant to another – the issue that causes all the fuss!