What is an antonym for "genetically modified" or "genetically engineered" in the context of biomedical research? Is there a good adjective to describe cells or organisms that were not genetically modified?
genetically modified and ??? mice ??? and genetically engineered yeast
The word "wild-type" comes to mind but might be misleading, because it excludes naturally occurring mutations. Maybe "native"?
Since "non-GM" comes up - this is for a publication, so an abbreviation has to be explained. And I try to avoid the phrase "genetically modified and non-genetically modified mice".