Definition of gene editing in US English:

gene editing

(also genome editing)


  • 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 anemia’
    as modifier ‘more precise genome editing techniques have been developed in recent years’