Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be defined as organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally through mating and/or natural recombination. The technology is often referred to as “modern biotechnology” or “gene technology”, and sometimes also “recombinant DNA technology” or “genetic engineering”. It allows for selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another, also between non-related species. Foods produced from or using GM organisms are often referred to as GM foods.
Yes, SciCorp Laboratories is registered as a Biotechnology Lab and is also a registered laboratory in terms of the Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997:http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Branches/Agricultural-Production-Health-Food-Safety/Genetic-Resources/Biosafety/Notifications