The Creation Wiki is now operating on a new and improved server.
From CreationWiki, the encyclopedia of creation science
Genetic engineering is the deliberate alteration of an organism's genetic constitution by adding or deleting information. This may be done to add genes not possessed by the organism or repair those that have received deleterious mutations. The successful insertion of new genes into an organism is known as a genetic transformation.
Transformations are often done by way of a vector (genetic shuttle), such as a plasmid or virus, which contain the desired genetic information. Prior to the genetic transfection of an organism, the molecular biologist will create a construct that contains the desire genes and necessary regulatory sequences that will enable its expression. This construct is then spliced into a vector that is then used to transfect the recipient organism.
Many times the transgenic DNA is from a different species, and in many cases it comes from an entirely different kind of organism. The genes that are chosen for genetic engineering are specifically chosen to give the organism a new trait or ability.
As the creator of all life, God would have genetically engineered all living things from the beginning. He could have also re-engineered many if not all organisms at the time of the Fall of man. God also seems to have given living organisms the ability to perform a limited amount of self Genetic engineering.