• YOur question does not make sense. Bacteria and genes are on two completely different scales. Bacteria *contain* genes, Scientists have inserted human genes into bacteria, for example in order to get them to manufacture enzymes for people whose own genes are defective.
  • Human genes can be inserted into a bacterial genome so the bacteria can be used to produce human proteins on an industrial scale, grown in large vats. Two examples of this are human insulin (some people are allergic to beef and pork insulin harvested from animals). Another is erythropoietin (Epogen), normally made in small quantities by the kidneys. It stimulates an increase in red blood cells useful to treat certain kinds of anemia.

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