Genome engineering is one of the techniques developed to modify the desired genome and its genetic information. It is a branch of science called Recombinant DNA technology. Genome engineering includes the principle of incorporation of a transgene. There are many methods involved in genome engineering; however, the principle indulged in every technique is similar. It is in the midst of a genomic revolution, and is becoming more adept at sequencing ("read") and synthesizing ("write") the DNA that makes up genomic information. However, current techniques for writing genomes are laborious and painstaking, and predicting phenotype from genotype is difficult because biological systems are so extraordinarily complex and interconnected.
Last date updated on May, 2014