GENE KNOCKOUT By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 deliberate inactivation of a gene to better understand its function. Uses genetic engineering where scientists will replace a normal gene with a defective gene to assess impact. GENE KNOCKOUT: "Gene knockout is done on mice to dtermine the effect." Related Psychology Terms GENE SPLICING BIOENGINEERING ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY EPIGENESIS SINGLE-GENE DISORDER RECOMBINANT DNA NATIONAL ACADCMY OF SCIENCES (NAS) EQUIPMENT DESIGN ENGINEERING ANTHROPOMETRY KNOCKOUT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GENE KNOCKOUT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gene-knockout/ (accessed March 4, 2021).