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Advancements In Biotechnology - Introduction: Recent advances in science and technology has shown a great impact on all areas of the life. One of the most important fields of science and technology is Biotechnology. The advancement in biotechnology brought forward the solutions for many of the problems that human race were facing, including the problem of feeding a large population but at the same time, it poses some new threats and challenges to human beings as well. This short report discusses the merits and demerits of extensive applications of biotechnology, specially the impacts of genetically modified/engineered crops which brought up in market 1990s....   [tags: Biotechnology] 1099 words
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Three Reasons Why Biotechnology Should be Pursued - Three Reasons Why Biotechnology Should be Persuade Today in the twenty-first century, technology, a practical act of applying that what came from science is spreading out in our everyday lives for the purpose of stabilizing problems in the world and also to make our life much easier. Now, companies are focused on their position in society and worldwide competition. As they become more effective in production, they keep improving their products. Improved production results from technology progression....   [tags: Biotechnology] 1743 words
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Global Opportunities In Biotechnology For Indian Business Leaders - There are many definitions of biotechnology. It has been described as including any technique that uses living organisms to make or modify products, to improve plants or animals or to develop microorganisms for specific uses. It has also been defined as the industrial exploitation of biological systems or processes. In its broadest sense, biotechnology refers to the use of living systems to develop products. New scientific discoveries are allowing us to better understand fundamental life processes at the cellular and molecular level....   [tags: Biotechnology Research Paper Globalization] 1804 words
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Active Rubisco in Biotechnology - Active Rubisco is the proportion of enzyme that is catalytically competent and can contribute to the process of CO2 fixation by carboxylation (Carfts-Brandner and Salvucci 2000). For Rubisco to remain activated, it requires the ATPase Rubisco activator enzyme known as RCA to facilitate the removal of sugar phosphates from the active site. In the absence of a molecular 3D structure of RCA, understanding the precise interaction details between RCA and Rubisco remains obscure. Until the 3D structure details are available, researchers deal with RCA as an ATPase from AAA+ protein family (Neuwald et al....   [tags: science experiments, science, Biotechnology.] 838 words
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The Effects of Biotechnology - ... I would like to take some application of biotechnology in agriculture field. Some fungi can be used in place of chemical pesticides. Some fungi can produce fungi and cultivate it. So by use of biotechnology fungi can be cultivated for mass production. Some fungi produce metabolites and hormones, and these metabolites and hormones are useful for plant growth. Some aquatic fungi like Coelomomyces psorophorae and Aphanomyces astaci are chemo taxis. These chemo taxis compounds are toxic for insects....   [tags: fungi, agriculture, environment] 1213 words
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The Birth of Biotechnology - ... According to Nelson and Quick, the Yerkes-Dodson law is characterized by the idea that optimum stress leads to increased work performance (p.112). The law explains that a person will perform at peak performance level when healthy amounts of stress are introduced into their work environment. Stress is a mismanagement of energy in the response, or unique vulnerabilities in a person (Nelson and Quick, p.112). However, at points past healthy stress levels one should expect a diminishing return, as the individual are overstimulated and become burned out emotionally as well as mentally....   [tags: genetech, health, performance] 1752 words
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Advancements in Biotechnology - In the summer of 1996, biotechnologist reached their forte- after countless years of experiments and planning, Dolly finally came to life. Who’s Dolly. Dolly was a female domestic sheep, and the first mammal to be duplicated from an adult somatic cell, by the process of a nuclear transfer. Accordingly, Dolly had an apparent paucity that neither a person nor thing was able to fill, a ‘soul’. This, believing that it is untrue and impossible to occur, may bewilder several; however, with the enlightenment of what biotechnology is, what its applications are, how it is incorporated everywhere without people even realizing, and the ethics that come with this extremely intricate field: some will be...   [tags: genetics, cloning, ethics ] 724 words
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Biotechnology in Brazil - Professionals involved in the biotechnological area have frequently faced issues that are not part of their traditional training, since most of them emerge from basic sciences like mathematics, chemistry and biology. In Brazil, there are few professionals working in biotechnology that have knowledge or training in engineering, administration or law, for example; and they constantly need these skills not only to research, but also to innovate in this area. Therefore, professionals should have a more multidisciplinary learning or easier access to these areas....   [tags: innovation, doctors, science] 695 words
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Advancements in Biotechnology - Discoveries in DNA, cell biology, evolution, and biotechnology have been among the major achievements in biology over the past 200 years with accelerated discoveries and insight’s over the last 50 years. Consider the progress we have made in these areas of human knowledge. Present at least three of the discoveries you find to be the most important and describe their significance to society, heath, and the culture of modern life. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a self-replicating molecule or material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent in chromosomes....   [tags: DNA, biology, genetics]
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Introduction to The World of Biotechnology - 1. Introduction To Biotechnology According to Campbell et al. (2008) biotechnology is the manipulation of organism or their components to make useful products. The word “Biotechnology” originates from the word “Biology” and “Technology”. By looking at the word, we can say that biotechnology is a technology based on biology. Human had practiced biotechnology since centuries ago mostly involving food. Biotechnology can be classify into two; traditional and modern biotechnology. Traditional biotechnology is a way of using living organism to make new product or manipulate the existing ones....   [tags: genes, cells, dna, biology]
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Biotechnology to Extend the Life of Humans - ... Green biotechnology is important to extending the age in humans because new medicines will prevent disease. Genetically engineered plants can preserve them to grow more crops to give to people. People need food to survive and Green biotechnology is allowing for plants to live longer and for farmers to harvest more. Green biotechnology is very important part in prolonging human life. Non-renewable resources to create energy in today’s world are running out. With the use of biotechnology, the human race can find an alternate way to create energy to use in factories and cars....   [tags: organisms, energy, disease] 2047 words
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Biotechnology: A Tool of Body Manipulation - ... By analyzing particular case studies of bioart’s dealing with the materiality of the body outside fixed boundaries that the emergent technologies offer, it will examine a more emotionally aware and tangible ways of analysis concerned with the notion of life and human body through the promises of biotechnology. Theoretical background and research gab In recent decades, postmodern and poststructuralist views within ethics, media and philosophy of technology have underscored the need for a more material approach in terms of emotional and carnal analysis (Mampuys and Roeser 2011, Veerbeek 2005) that would stress its transformative and relational character (Mol 2003, Ihde 1990, 2001)....   [tags: ethical, cell, transformation] 903 words
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Soundness of Biotechnology Advancements in Agriculture - The use of genetically modified organisms in agriculture is on the rise. Many scientists debate that genetic engineering in the agriculture field is the best way to answer many issues pertaining to poverty, environmental harm, food security, and the necessity for increasing competition in sales. In the other hand, others raise ethical issues relating to the health of the people who consume these genetically modified food, the potential damage to the environment as well as the welfare of the farmers and their food security....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms, Agriculture]
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My Fascination with Biotechnology Application - ... This further sparks my determination to pursue my postgraduate in biotechnology related field. As I have always been interested with Northern Europe, I choose to study in the UK for a variety of reasons. Firstly, I was very impressed with the achievement and quality of education in the UK which has been known for its excellence in both, teaching and research. In addition to that, the universities in the UK and their facilities are safeguarded by the Quality Assurance Agency. Furthermore, in every five years, the Research Assessment Exercise will test the research quality undertaken by each university to improve their standard and quality of education....   [tags: personal statement] 936 words
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The Importance of Medical Biotechnology - Biotechnology is a group of technologies that work together with living cells and their molecules to prolong life (Keener and Hoban et al., 2014). Today biotechnology can be used in a variety of ways such as in an industrial setting where they use it to create enzymes to synthesize chemicals, in an environmental setting where they use it for waste and pollution prevention and lastly it can be used in medical applications such as in pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, DNA fingerprinting and in lastly it can be used in stem cell therapy (Keener and Hoban et al., 2014)....   [tags: creation of vacciones]
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The Sociological Impact of Nanotechnology and Biotechnology - I elected to do my term paper on the sociological impact of nanotechnology and biotechnology (commonly called “bionics”) because of the vast potential for advances in medicine, space exploration and technology. These are but a few of the areas which will surely be affected by the development of new and never before imagined processes and engineered materials which have the power to change the way every aspect of one’s life is lived. I will generally focus on the Structural-Functional and Social-Conflict approaches for the majority of the paper, but will touch on some of the aspects as seen by the Symbolic-Interaction approach when considering the implications of the subject on society, as...   [tags: technology, term papers, research papers] 2224 words
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Critical Positionin of Biotechnology in Brazil - Methodology Searches were conducted in two bibliographic databases - PubMed, Google Scholar, and recovery of specific data on national websites or search for specific information by Google, including online newspaper reports. Papers published between 1926 and 2012 were selected. Pre-2000 publications were used as classical studies and publications from 2000 were used to understand the state of art of each new technology reported in this study. Articles, studies and interviews selected were written in Portuguese and English, except for an article that remote to the discovery of a bioproduct which is written in French....   [tags: google, diversity, genetics] 1427 words
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Biotechnology in Malysia : Medicinal Patent - ... According to Alavi (2003), most of the medical patenting was not held by local manufacturers but were by foreign companies such as Smithkline Beecham, Glaxo, Wellcome and Roche (M) Sdn. Bhd instead. However, Universiti Putra Malaysia owns an intellectual property in medicine. An example is antioxidant rich nutraceutical formulation with application number PI20050102. This neutraceutical product compose of three antioxidants; tocopherols, tocotrienols and gamma oryzanol that improve antioxidant status and reducing the risk of coronary heart disease....   [tags: medical devices, drug patent] 1156 words
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Social and Ethical Implications of Biotechnology - ... Enhanced growth or disease resistance is the most specific features are used to modify to introduce a new trait or an animal. All the genetic materials of an organism that carries the important instructions for all the features of that an organism inherits. Animals transmitted to the next new generation, therefore, changes done which are been introduced into the animals genetic make-up. This genetical modification technology is being used and also published in the previous days which were been used for agricultural, plants and in microorganisms to produce enzymes, therefore, the research of different techniques for genetic modification in animals have been done yet, in which some of ther...   [tags: modified genes, genetic variations] 848 words
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RNA Interference in Biotechnology and Pharmacetics - ... Dr. Youle and his colleagues worked alongside Scott Martin using robotics to introduce small interfering RNA (siRNA) into the human cell which individually inhibited around 22,000 genes. This was followed by automated microscopy to determine how silencing each gene would affect the ability of parkin to tag the mitochondria. The researchers used RNAi to identify genes that aid parkin in tagging damaged mitochondria. They found that genes, TOMM7, HSPAI1L, BAG4 and SIAH3, may assist in either inhibiting parkin (TOMM7, HSPAI1L) or enhancing tagging (BAG4, SIAH3)....   [tags: medicine, Parkinson’s and Lung Cancer]
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Biotechnology: A Revolutionary Science - Biotechnology is derived from two words which is biology and technology. Biology is a special knowledge about organism while technology means processes, methods or knowledge. The interrelation between biology and technology is biotechnology. It is the youngest of the sciences and is increasing in knowledge at an unprecedented rate. It is the fastest growing technical discipline and has probably gained more information per year than any other field of science.Biotechnology is called revolutionary science that outpaces that ability for people to keep up with an understanding of applications in society because of the rapid advance....   [tags: argiculture, food, medicine, benefits] 1788 words
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Biotechnology and the Modern World - ... Manipulating the DNA of a baby to get the specific baby that a parent, researcher, or concerningly a government, might desire could have very negative or possably even dangerous outcome. There could be several undesirable outcomes that come along with these manipulations, such as increased susceptability to diseases psychological instability or pathology as a result of the tinkering. An example might be someone who could be engineered to be very intelligent but unfortunately also a sociopath....   [tags: Genetic Engineering, DNA]
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Biotechnology: Definition of Genetic Transfer - ... Selective breeding has implications for many aspects, such as the ecosystems, genetic diversity, the health and survival of the organism, and the population’s evolutionary rate. Also named artificial selection humans have have used the principles of natural selection to help then take control of the breeding process to produce an offspring with a more desired trait. Selective breeding or artificial selection involves breeding a specific organism based on a specific phenotypic trait so that the desired trait is passed on to the next generation....   [tags: gene, cloning] 861 words
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Integration of Nanotechnology and Biotechnology - ... In medicine and biology the use of the nanotechnology is known as bionanotechnology. Bionanotechnology helps to indicate the merger of biological research with various fields of nanotechnology. This technical approach to biology allows scientists to imagine and create systems that can be used for biological research. Nanotechnolgy is still at its enfancy, yet researchers are already applying it to help people. Nanotechnology has been already used in tissue engineering in the human body as well as in animals....   [tags: environmental & economic effects] 871 words
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Leading Biotechnology Company: Genentech - ... The positive stress ideology has been adopted by Genentech and makes them a staple in the work force for employee satisfaction. Genentech has created the perfect match between Yerkes-Dobson law and employee feedback to become a Forbes Top 100 Company. Genentech encourages employee teamwork while also focusing on the importance of individual creativity and initiative. Employees are expected to perform at peak levels and the company will provide them with positive stimulation. Genentech has created programs to reward employee’s including; child care, six weeks paid sabbatical programs, adoption assistance, flexible work arrangements, and stock options....   [tags: organization, management, new products]
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Biotechnology: Genetically Modified Organisms - This paper is about placing the health of US citizens where it belongs, above the interests of corporate America. Today the food industry is controlled by a few large multi- national corporations, whose mission is to create profits for their shareholders. Profit itself is not bad and profit is not the issue, businesses are supposed to make money; But they do have an obligation to society to create products that do not harm people, animals, or our environment. According to the Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology, “Along with the National Institute of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture, the EPA regulates the biotechnology ind...   [tags: food industry, corporations, seeds]
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Biotechnology and Genetic Testing - Genetic testing is becoming more and more common as advancements in biotechnology are being made. The term “genetic testing” refers to the use of a test that looks for changes in a person’s genes or structure of certain proteins (National Human Genome Research Institute [NHGRI], 2014). Genes are decoded and each letter of the DNA sequence can be determined. There are many uses for this type of testing, including, but not limited to, diagnosis of rare genetic disorders, risk analysis for hereditary diseases, and determining appropriate treatments for patients....   [tags: dna, rna, patiens, research]
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Biotechnology and Environmental Conservation - As human populations rise, and industries increase in number, the by-products of human and industrial existence also increase. The need to conserve the environment today is very urgent. The idea of sustainable development today is that development should meet the requirements of the present without putting at risk the ability of future generations to satisfy their own needs. The growth of the world’s population implies that there will be a constantly increasing need for clean water for both residential and industrial use....   [tags: pollution, water, disease] 1162 words
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Biotechnology: Genetically Modified Organisms - ... This promise was left unfulfilled by those who had completely been trumped by nature. As everything has an origin, so do GMOs. These attempts go back to over a century ago. Humans have been trying search for an elite and more efficient way to make crops for a very long time. This all began when a Russian scientist named Andrei Nikolaevitch Belozersky isolated pure DNA strands. This meant that DNA was discovered for the first time. [9]Even with this discovery many of the next achievements came rather late, but with “great success”....   [tags: laws, ethics, modern science] 1834 words
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The Uses of Biotechnology - The Uses of Biotechnology The scientific rules of genetics were not known until the nineteenth century, when Gregor Mendel determined from his study of plants that particles that can not be seen carry traits that are passed on from generation to generation. In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick made the makeup of the genetic code called deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, the genetic material that is in all living cells. Deoxyribonucleic acid encodes the order of amino acids that have peptides and proteins....   [tags: Papers] 684 words
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The Effect of Biotechnology on World Economy and Society - ... As a former employee of Genentech, the author also gives accounts of inside stories. For example, the interactions of employees with Bob Swanson (founder of Genentech). She then moves on to the research aspects of biotechnology and gives an account of the various genetic engineering tools and techniques used such as Biochips and Microarrays .Other topics covered include tissue regeneration ,treating diseases using antisense drugs, somatic and germ-line gene therapies and treatment by using drugs....   [tags: From Alchemy to IPO by Cynthia-Robbins Roth] 587 words
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Cynthia Robbins-Roth and the Biotechnology Industry - ... Robbins-Roth further explains the intricacies of financing a biotechnology venture, the necessity of efficient risk management, and the difficulty of selling an idea to non-scientist investors. The author recalls that in the nascent biotechnology industry, companies were “trying to be all things to all markets,” developing products for nickel mining, oil distillation, etc. Unfortunately, this ambition was the downfall of many of the earliest biotechnology startups. Such small businesses lacked the resources to become involved in such a wide array of applications and technologies....   [tags: strategic planner and business consultant] 626 words
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Social and Ethical Technology Concerns-Biotechnology - ... This technology is called genetic engineering. It was possible to transfer DNA between distantly related organisms compared to the traditional breeding methods. An organism transformed by above technique is called a transgenic or a genetically engineered organism or a genetically modified organism (GMO). Genetic engineering led to increased crop productivity, enhanced crop production, improvements in food processing, improved nutritional value, better flavor and fresher produce (Wieczorek, 2003)....   [tags: environment, greenhouse effect, planet]
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Biotechnology Research Paper - ... To quench their thirst for multiple copies of DNA scientists developed a way to manipulate the Polymerase Chain Reaction, also know as PCR. PCR is a technique that grants the ability for any piece of DNA to be quickly amplified without using cells. The method relies on thermal cycling, where of cycles of constant heating and cooling of the reaction for the replication of the DNA to occur. The DNA is put into a test tube of sorts with the needed ingredients for DNA copying, including a special kind of DNA polymerase, nucleotides, and short pieces of synthetic ssDNA to serve as primers....   [tags: technological advancements, biology]
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Biotechnology Seed Agreeance - ... Biologist classify GMS as Genetically Modified Seeds. Each of the seeds are examined to assure that its growing style and products it can do are the same. Most seeds are modified all ready just not to the advancement that GM’s are. Also, With Scientist able to do all sorts of things, they also can improve on how much grain a crop can produce. Yields refer to how much grain is produced within the crop. “Thirty to Forty percent more plant sugar to build yields and deter insects.” Root systems are longer to collect more water and nutrients....   [tags: genetics, weather, methods, crops] 841 words
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Applying for a Master´s in Microbial Biotechnology - ... The aim of the project was to study the non-fluorescent beta-barrel structured proteins and engineer its amino acid sequence to make them into fluorescent one. Our approach was mainly based upon the studies of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) from a jellyfish Aequorea victoria. Later, in the fall break, I got selected for the short term internship in Globion India Pvt.Ltd–Hyderabad, India. I worked on ‘Growth-curve studies of chick embryo-propagated Infectious Bronchitis Virus’ under the guidance of Dr....   [tags: knowledge, skills, students, research] 985 words
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The Biotechnology Industry - The Biotechnology Industry The biotechnology industry is a multi-million-dollar industry centered on the creation and implementation of genetically manipulated plant and animal products. This industry creates, “superfoods”, containing foreign genetic material, adding or enhancing properties in the original plant or animal. The American consumer is highly skeptical of the actual benefits of these “superfoods.” Fearing foreign genes and protein in staple foods such as corn and wheat, average American consumers shy away at the thought of genetically enhanced foods....   [tags: Papers] 642 words
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A Discussion of the Social Effects of Biotechnology - A Discussion of the Social Effects of Biotechnology The world of work in agriculture is in a process of rapid change. While "change" is by no means alien to agriculture, something new has entered the arena which promises and/or threatens to fundamentally alter agricultural practices across the globe. Biotechnology has already begun to be implemented resulting in what may be important shifts in not only agricultural production, but indeed changes in the very makeup of agricultural products themselves....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Papers]
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Leading on from the National Biotechnology Policy in Malaysia - ... The BTP also advocates the promotion of a green economy, which in turn contributes to a long-term sustainable economy and environment. BioIndustrial Trigger Projects such as energy crop plantations, the production of renewable biomaterials and bio-based chemicals, and production of compressed biomethane gas are expected to contribute to Malaysia’s 2020 target of reducing its carbon footprint and emissions by 40%. The BTP also aims to improve the nation’s health and well-being. Biosimilars (as opposed to innovator biologic drugs) will drive down treatment costs by 30-40%, while MSD will make early disease detection and mitigation possible, significantly reducing healthcare costs to the Go...   [tags: Bioeconomy Transformation Programme]
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Investment Law, Tax Law and the Biotechnology Industry - ... The second event took place in 1978, when a new law was passed in Congress that allowed for capital gains to be taxed at a lower rate than regular income. These two events helped to take the venture capital business from the hands of a few wealthy families in the United States to large institutional investors, thus releasing large amounts of risk capital ready to be poured into startup companies. Additionally, a lower tax rate for capital gains motivated all kinds of investors to try their hand at entrepreneurship, thus increasing the cash flow into small startup companies....   [tags: advances in science, economic & military needs] 555 words
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Biotechnology - Biotechnology Over the past decade, Biotechnology has advanced much to the advantage of many people. We have learned that with certain chemicals, we are able to cut-and-paste the DNA of certain organisms, and alter them to comply to our sociable needs. But this can also affect modern medicine, political factors, economic, and societal balances in our nation. For medicine, Biotechnology has been a blessing, healing people who suffer from a sex-linked trait known as Hemophilia. Hemophilia is a condition where the person may die of blood loss when cut or wounded....   [tags: essays research papers] 771 words
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Biotechnology in the Rio Grande Valley - Biotechnology in the Rio Grande Valley When you get right down to it, the Rio Grande Valley is a lot like a cell. Everyone in the valley contributes to its existence, working day and night, keeping everything working. Our unique cultural blending serves as the DNA, and tacos seem to serve as our primary food source. Oh, and not to mention that the vast openness of the King Ranch serves as our cell membrane. The Valley, even though our quiet and simple life may not speak it, is well aware of the science taking place in the world around us, as well as in our own backyard....   [tags: Genetics Biology Essays Papers] 965 words
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Successes and Failures in Biotechnology Innovation - Successes and Failures in Biotechnology Innovation      When I first started this paper I would have to admit that I was pretty green in the field of Biotechnology, I had a brief understanding but nothing near an in depth understanding of the field. So when I first started looking for a success story, I tied my views on successful innovation in the areas that I am familiar with to the biotech field. The major theme that emerged was that successful innovation equals a product that produces quality profits for a company....   [tags: Business Marketing Strategy]
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Biotechnology - #1. a) The Use of a Bacterial Plasmid to Clone and Sequence a Human Gene The process begins with restriction endonucleases scanning and binding to double-stranded DNA at specific base-pair sequences, the recognition sites, in a predictable manner. The restriction sites are usually 4 to 8 base pairs long and are characterized by the palindromic sequences, with both strands having the same sequence when read in opposite direction. After the restriction endonuclease binds, it starts to disrupt, using hydrolysis, the phosphodiester bonds between neighbor nucleotides, causing the H-bonds between base pairs in the cutting region to be broken....   [tags: essays research papers] 1267 words
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Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Foods - Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Foods Are genetically modified foods safe. Genetically modified foods are crop plants created for human or animal consumption using molecular biological techniques. These plants have been modified to enhance certain traits like increased resistance to herbicides or improve nutritional content. This process traditionally has been done through breeding, but is not very accurate. Scientists have been using biotechnology to implant the gene that makes the plants act the way they want them to....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops] 1029 words
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Biotechnology Companies Pushing Farmers to Jump on the GM Bandwagon - ... To make matters worse, yields have also fallen sharply as a result of the spike in pest attacks, devastating farmers financially. 25% of 1000 sampled farmers in a Chinese survey maintained that lesser yields were observed in Bt cotton while more than half agree that production costs had remained consistent even after the adoption of Bt cotton due to the higher cost of the GM seed (Zhao, Ho & Azadi, 2011). In sum, although GM crops possess the potential to generate increased profits for farmers due to decreased pesticide usage, the economic benefits would eventually be eroded by the emergence of pest resistance and secondary pests in the long run....   [tags: pesticides, crops, economic] 605 words
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How Biotechnology Has Changed Agriculture Throughout the Years - Agriculture has been a part of American life for tens of thousands of years. The modern world today has changed a lot since then thanks to technology and new scientific studies in order to improve the way we see agriculture today. A specific change is a term call biotechnology which is the use of living organisms or other biological systems in the manufacture of drugs or other products or for environmental management, as in waste recycling. Biotechnology has changed agriculture by making plants resistant to certain diseases or to the animal aspect of changing the sex of a cow its just remarkable on how much science has changed and how far its come....   [tags: new scientific studies, t-dna] 540 words
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I Want to Attend the St. Johns Biotechnology Program - ... While my mom worked the day-shift my dad was around during the daytime to help out. When my mom came home, she was busy cooking and was very tired. I was the only one who would spend the most time with my sister. I took care of my sister’s meals and fed her myself daily. Some time passed before she finally recovered; then my mom was hospitalized and went through surgery that lasted a couple of days. She was not home for about a week and when she did return, she was not able to do her regular duties....   [tags: statement of purpose, career choices] 881 words
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Operated by the National Center for Biotechnology Information is GenBank Database - ... This allows me to select multiple entries at a time and obtain a list of accession numbers or FASTA text files per entry. I chose the default GenBank summary format and clicked on the advanced search builder to further narrow my search results. The advanced search builder allows me to select different fields to search by, for example I chose to narrow my results to “cadherin AND Human”. There are other choices such as organisms, properties, features and many more other categories to choose from....   [tags: bioinformatics, genome, nucleotide sequence ] 875 words
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Petroleum Scarcity: Cellulosic Biofuels and Issues of Biotechnology - Faced with petroleum scarcity, it is vital that humans discover more alternative energy resources. Humans to support daily life productivity frequently use petroleum each day. However since petroleum is not a renewable resource some day in the future humans will consume up all the petroleum reserves and it will come to a point that human must alter their ways life. The scarcity of petroleum makes alternative energy a popular and heavily researched subject. Although we do have some alternative resources already in use in many parts of the world, such as solar power and wind power we need more options because these sources are hard to control and transport....   [tags: energy, biofuels, organic matters]
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Food Products and Biotechnology - Food Products and Biotechnology INTRODUCTION This paper is about Biotechnology and its use in creating new food products. In researching this paper, I found there is a lot of information on this subject and a lot of debate on the creation of genetically altered food, medicine, crops, and more. I decided to do my paper on the genetically altered food part of the subject. I will discuss what biotechnology is, who is for it and who is against it, and what some of the ethical concerns are when it comes to growing genetically modified (GM) crops....   [tags: Papers] 1628 words
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Could biotechnology solve food shortage problem? - Food shortage is a global problem and tragedy of the world. There are almost 1 billion people who suffer from incessant hunger. Every 6 seconds a child dies from hunger (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2010). It is unacceptable that number of hungry people is so high. Hunger is continuous, serious and structural problem, which could not be solved in one day. Different world organizations, scientists, economists, politics care about undernourished people and try to find ways for reducing their number....   [tags: Hunger, FAO, Africa] 2621 words
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Biotechnology Paper - Biotechnology Paper Biotechnology products are the yield of engineering labors that process biological material and agents to produce a modified biological substance. Examples of biotechnology drugs are monoclonal antibodies and recombinant DNA. Monoclonal antibodies are important reagents in the treatment and diagnosis of disease. They have been used for diagnosis of pregnancy, detection of presence and concentration of drugs in the blood, histocompatibility assay, and detecting shed tumor antigens....   [tags: Biology Science ] 1968 words
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Genetic Modification of Forest Tree Species - Biotechnology can be defined as a “collection of tools for modifying tree physiology and genetics to aid breeding, propagation and research” (Burdon and Libby 2006). These tools include the use of tissue culture, genetic engineering (genetic modification) and the use of genetic markers for marker assisted breeding (Harry and Strauss 2010). Tissue culture is the process of growing plants in a cultured medium under controlled conditions from small plant parts. The plants produced in this manner are then transferred to the greenhouse and then grow....   [tags: bioengineering, biotechnology]
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Genetically Modified Organisms and How They Have Changed Food in America - Modified America Food is an essential part of everyday life without it one could not survive. Every day we make choices on what we put in to our bodies. There are countless varieties of food to choose from to meet the diverse tastes of the increasing population. Almost all food requires a label explaining the ingredients and the nutritional value allowing consumers to make informed decisions on what they are consuming. However, many may not be considering where that food is coming from or how it has been produced....   [tags: Monsanto, biotechnology]
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Overview of the Importance of DNA - Discoveries in DNA, cell biology, evolution, and biotechnology have been among the major achievements in biology over the past 200 years with accelerated discoveries and insight’s over the last 50 years. Consider the progress we have made in these areas of human knowledge. Present at least three of the discoveries you find to be the most important and describe their significance to society, heath, and the culture of modern life. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a self-replicating molecule or material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent in chromosomes....   [tags: biology, evolution, biotechnology]
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Genetic Engineering is a Process of Altering Genetic Material by Introducing New DNA - ... Some proteins act as enzymes that can help speed up the reaction. The genetic code is similar in every organism which benefits in the process of genetic engineering. When a gene is transmitted into the “recipient” organism through the means of transformation, the similarity of the code allows the “recipient’ organism to express the specific trait. Some bacteria use transformation by acquiring the naked DNA from the environment and alter their genes by attaining new traits. Escherichia coli, also known as E.coli is a bacterium that lives in the intestine of warm blooded organisms that causes sickness and several diseases particularly in the weak immune system organisms through contaminate...   [tags: biotechnology, traits, bacteria] 527 words
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The Effects of Genetically Modified Organisms on Agriculture - The ability to use biotechnology in order to crossbreed diverse forms of life has had a profound impact on agriculture around the world. The two main reasons for the use genetic engineering in plants is in order to develop traits for herbicide tolerance as well as to make the plants form natural pesticides. The first genetically engineered crop which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was the Flavr-Savr tomato in 1994 (Parmalee 47). The Flavr-Savr tomato used genetic engineering to add a gene that would slow the break down of the cellular walls once picked so that they would stay firmer for longer on the supermarket shelves....   [tags: biotechnology, genetic engineering] 545 words
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Controversial Issues Involving Genetically Modified Organism - America is moving fast towards a new era of an electrical day and age. Everyday we find ourselves face to face with new forms of technology that many of us have only read about it science fiction novels. Several people have begun to believe that too much technology is bad for civilization, and several other people believe that technology is necessary for civilians to move ahead, to achieve greater. However, the term biotechnology has caused a great uproar, both from excitement and from disgust. Our society has taken technology to a whole new level, and we have started engineering living objects to our advantage....   [tags: biotechnology, gmo, genetic alteration]
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The Pros and Cons of Genetically Modified Crops - For thousands of years, humans have transformed their surroundings and neighboring organisms to suit their needs. The transformation first took place when humans spread seeds onto the earth to grow their own food, and continued when humans reached out to provide food and shelter to other animals in exchange for labor, companionship and sustenance. When early agriculture proved successful, the best and strongest animals and crops were chosen for the next generation. This was the dawn of genetic modification, and it is as old as agriculture itself....   [tags: biotechnology, genetic engineering ]
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