Definition of gene editing in English:

gene editing

(also genome editing)


mass noun
  • The manipulation of the genetic material of a living organism by deleting, replacing, or inserting a DNA sequence, typically with the aim of improving a crop or farmed animal, or correcting a genetic disorder.

    ‘gene editing to date has focused on curing single point mutations such as sickle cell anaemia’
    as modifier ‘more precise genome editing techniques have been developed in recent years’