GENE KNOCKOUT

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GENE KNOCKOUT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gene-knockout/ (accessed March 28, 2020).
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