Q. Gain-of-Function (GoF) was seen in the news recently, is associated with –

[A] Transferring the excess profit of private companies to the government

[B] Monitoring CSR funding of the companies

[C] Developing GM variety crops

[D] Mutating the gene

Answer: D

Gain-of-Function (GoF) is a type of mutation in which the altered gene product possesses a new molecular function or a new pattern of gene expression. It has various benefits but it is also being misused to target population by the terrorists.

Source: The Hindu