== Usos ==
Recombinant DNA is widely used in [[biotechnology]], [[medicine]] and [[research]]. Today, recombinant proteins and other products that result from the use of DNA technology are found in essentially every western pharmacy, physician or veterinarian office, medical testing laboratory, and biological research laboratory. In addition, organisms that have been manipulated using recombinant DNA technology, as well as products derived from those organisms, have found their way into many farms, [[Genetically modified food|supermarkets]], [[Humulin|home medicine cabinets]], and even pet shops, such as those that sell [[GloFish]] and other [[genetically modified animal]]s.
The most common application of recombinant DNA is in basic research, in which the technology is important to most current work in the biological and biomedical sciences.<ref name="isbn1-4051-1121-6" /> Recombinant DNA is used to identify, map and sequence genes, and to determine their function. rDNA probes are employed in analyzing gene expression within individual cells, and throughout the tissues of whole organisms. Recombinant proteins are widely used as reagents in laboratory experiments and to generate antibody probes for examining protein synthesis within cells and organisms.<ref name="isbn0-8153-4111-3" />
== Historia ==