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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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Introduction to The World of Biotechnology - ... Industrial biotechnology is principally based on bio-catalysis and fermentation technology. The three main areas of industrial biotechnology in Malaysia are bio-fuels sector, bio-catalyst sector, and the fine and specialty chemicals sector. Bio-catalyst is proteins used to speed up chemical reactions and usually are derived from plant, animal, or microbial sources (BiotechCorp, 2009). The enzyme production in Malaysia is based on native microbial isolates. Metagenomic analysis has been carried out in China to obtain microorganisms with special characteristics for biocatalysts production....   [tags: genes, cells, dna, biology]
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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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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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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 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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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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Petroleum Scarcity: Cellulosic Biofuels and Issues of Biotechnology - ... Biofuels from switchgrass, if grown on U.S. corn lands, increase emissions by 50%. This result raises concerns about large biofuel mandates and highlights the value of using waste products.” (8, Searchinger, T. (1,2,3) 2008;). More over, the latest study funded by the federal government shows that corn residue based biofuels release 7% more greenhouse gas than conventional gasoline in short term (Corn Biofuels Gasoline Global Warming). Cellulosic biofuels use cellulosic materials like wood or waste paper as biomass to produce biofuels, which does not threaten the food supply....   [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- food - Bibliography 1. http://scope.educ.washington.edu/gmfood Copyright 2000-2004 by the SCOPE Research Group (UC Berkeley, UW, AAAS), all rights reserved. 2. http://www.safe-food.org 3. http://www.englishnature.org.uk/news/story.asp?ID=230 © 1998 - 2004 English Nature, Northminster House, Peterborough PE1 1UA England 4. http://www.fda.gov 5. http://pewagbiotech.org/resources/factsheets/display.php3?FactsheetID=2 Copyright © 2004 The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology Agricultural biotechnology is a collection of scientific techniques, including genetic engineering, that are used to create, improve, or modify plants, animals, and microorganisms....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 1478 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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Biotechnology Study Guide - BIOTECHNOLOGY 1- Biotechnology is various methods that use living organisms to make products or provide services. 2- 4 Products of biotechnology are yogurt, cheese, bread, and beer 3- Selective breeding is breeding individuals with specific traits to get an offspring with similar traits. 4- Reproductive technology is the term given to an area of study involving cell biology and DNA 5- 3 Possible benefits of reproductive technology are : ,possible increase of the world’s food supply ,producing new types of foods ,uncovers treatment for various diseases 6- DNA is called a nucleic acid because it is found in the cell’s nucleus and is acidic....   [tags: essays research papers] 348 words
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Results of Taking a Biotechnology Company Public - Situation Analysis and Problem Statement In an ever changing business landscape and dynamic period of start-ups where change is the only thing than seems to be constant, organizations require two key entities: effective teams and transformational leaders. Effective teams are required to adapt to organizational changes, embrace and evolve with the change, and seize opportunities that come with the change to achieve the organizational goals. Transformational leaders require being inspirational in their vision, and through demonstration of commitment and belief to the vision, cause others to embrace and make significant sacrifices to achieve the common goal....   [tags: Initial Public Offering IPO] 1962 words
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Business Strategy for the Biotech Field - Strategic planning has been the process by which most health care organizations systematically identify their resources, capacities, and capabilities for the purpose of generating profits and allocating capital resources (Campobasso, 2000). A component of strategic planning, business strategy may be viewed as the outcome of health care organizations meeting their external environments. With increasing competition in the industry, organizations must make decisions about strategic selections in products and services to compete in turbulent markets found that business growth and strategy changes by type of strategic positioning of the organization....   [tags: Biotechnology, Business] 1670 words
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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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Issues with Gentically Modified Animals, Food and Organisms - ... The strength of this argument is that it voices the worries about smaller farmers. A majority of people have compassion for other people and will feel upset that monopoly seed producers have the chance to hurt small business farmers financially. The fact that this argument is pathos based is its strong point. Its weakness is also that it is pathos based. Some people, like myself, would rather see more facts and figures, instead of hearing about people’s frets and worries. The third con argument is the fear that GMOs could harm animals and humans....   [tags: pharm animals, biotechnology, gmo]
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Genetic Engineering in the Modern World - ... This type of research should be overseen by the scientific community as a whole to insure only ethical research and development is performed. There could be several undesirable outcomes that come along with these manipulations, such as increased susceptibility 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. Someone that lacks the ability to determine the difference between what is wrong and right and has a genius intellect could prove to be a danger to society and themselves....   [tags: biotechnology, DNA, abortion]
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The Case Against Perfection by Michael Sandel - Michael Sandel is a distinguished political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University. Sandel is best known for his best known for his critique of John Rawls's A Theory of Justice. While he is an acclaimed professor if government, he has also delved deeply into the ethics of biotechnology. At Harvard, Sandel has taught a course called "Ethics, Biotechnology, and the Future of Human Nature" and from 2002 to 2005 he served on the President’s Council on Bioethics (Harvard University Department of Government, 2013)....   [tags: ethics, biotechnology, genetic engineering]
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Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy by Yuval Levin - ... 131). Levin’s version of conservatives is actually a portrait of the pro-life movement specifically, which in reality bases its values and worldview on interpretations of the Christian Bible (Lederman, 2012). He omits that conservatives also have strong ideas about the future, which for them has a fascinating relationship with religion (Cotto, 2013). George Bush himself cited his religion as his reason for vetoing funding for research on extracorporeal embryos, not concern with natality or ideals of a utopian past (Park, 2012)....   [tags: biotechnology, liberals, religion]
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Controversial Issues Involving Genetically Modified Organism - ... People with Thrombophilia are unable to keep their blood from clotting, and it tends to be fatal. Thrombophilia is a rare condition, that can be kept under control with the consumption of antithrombin. Before the goats were “invented”, antithrombin came in through donations of human blood or by growing cells that are genetically engineered and extracting it from them. Both processes were long and tedious, and tended to not give enough to keep up with the small demand. One of the goats, however, is able to produce enough antithrombin in a year as can be taken from 90,000 blood donations (Pollack)....   [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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Overview of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - In Aldous Huxley's self-created dystopian society, controlled by biotechnology, genetics are edited to perfection and babies are manufactured in bottles through Ectogenesis1. After visiting America in the Roaring Thirties, Huxley admired the confidence, vitality, and "generous extravagance" he found in American life and the American people. However, he began to see the destructive spiral that Totalitarianism had on society, especially with his experiences in Italy under the reign of fascist leader Benito Mussolini (Barron's Educational Series)....   [tags: genetics, biotechnology, conditioning]
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Decolorization of Azo Dyes by Using Newly Isolated Strain Xanthomonase Compestris - Abstract Bacterium identified as Xanthomonase compestris MTCC 10,108 was isolated from dye disposal site of textile and dyeing industry of Ludhiana, India. The isolate was able to decolorize azo dyes ( Congo Red) and aim of this study to optimize culture conditions like growth medium, inoculum concentrations, static and shaking, pH, effect of dye consortia, and analysis of degradative capability of immobilized bacterial cell. Amongst growth media Nitrogen sufficient media supplemented with cong red (100mg/lt) inoculated with isolated bacterial culture....   [tags: Biotechnology] 2037 words
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Replacing Synthetic Plastic With Bacterial Polyhydroxyalkanote - Bacterial polyhydroxyalkanote (PHA) is a good candidate to replace synthetic plastic due to its biodegradability. The main factor that hampered the commercialization of PHA is the high production cost with the recovery processes accounting for the most. The present study suggests a novel biological recovery method of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from Cupriavidus necator H16. The PHA granules have been extracted without the help of any solvent or chemicals. The lyophilized cells were used protein source for the laboratory rats and simultaneously recovered the PHB granules excreted in the faeces....   [tags: Biotechnology] 2359 words
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Biotechnology: Nanoparticles and Delibery of siRNA Into The Cell - ... A particular advantage of the peptide-siRNA conjugate is that these complexes are able to be linked to small molecules such as monoclonal antibodies, hormones, and ligands, and self assemble via non-covalent bonding which provides enough protection from RNAses [4,7,9]. Another well tested set of peptides used for siRNA conjugation are phage fusion proteins. These proteins are coat proteins isolated from different mammalian cell phages which already have associated cationic charge for packing genetic materials....   [tags: liposomes, siRNA, lipids]
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One-step Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Casein Peptides - ... The UV−vis absorption spectrum at 12, 24, and 48 hour was recorded, showing the single sharp surface plasmon absorption of AuNPs at 520 nm and average size about 20 ±10 nm. The CHPs−assisted AuNPs formation was environmentally friendly, facile, constructive and extremely reproducible, without producing any type of waste byproducts. 2.3. Characterization of AuNPs To remove the excess free amino acids and unreduced Au ions from the reaction mixture, the final colloidal AuNPs solution was dialyzed against deionized ultrapure water for 12 hour using the dialysis membrane (25 kDa cutoff)....   [tags: casein hydrolytic,biotechnology,nano synthesis]
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Facial Feature Localizer - 3 Locating Eye Features Using LPT Eye feature extraction consists of two stages. In the first stage, also known as eye detection, the eye perimeter is extracted from the face image. In the next stage, the interest region has been searched for localizing the feature point(s). Many appropriated algorithms have been proposed in the literatures [16], [17] for eye detection. Here, we concentrate on localizing features in this perimeter. Fig. 5. Result of performing LPT on the left eye image (59×91 pixels)....   [tags: Biotechnology] 731 words
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The Effects of Biotechnology on the Individual Consumer - “I’m beginning to think that what I like best about these particular biotech potatoes, what makes them different – is that I have this choice. And until I know more, I choose not” (Pollan 475). After many months of tending to his New Leafs, and numerous hours of gaining knowledge of them, Michael Pollan still chooses not to consume his New Leafs after harvest. Pollan goes to show in his writing the benefits and risks of farming biotech crops. He included the perspectives of conventional farmers, organic farmers, the biotech industry, advocacy groups, and government agencies in his discussion, but he failed to mention how we as consumers are affected by this new trend of biotech crops....   [tags: Papers] 937 words
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Organisms: Radiation-Resistant Extremophiles and Their Potential in Biotechnology - ... • Thermophiles are able to live in very hot environments, but specifically environments ranging between 600C and 800C. In addition to this they survive low temperatures, high pressure, extreme pH conditions at both ends of the spectrum and high salt concentrations (Singh et al. 2011). • Toxitolerants organisms are able to tolerate high dosages of damaging organic materials such as solvents. • Xerophiles are organisms that can survive in and grow in arid environments where other organisms would be prone to dessication....   [tags: biotechnical, commercial value]
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Genetic Engineering and Developing Countries - The genetic engineering of foods has been the subject of much controversy since its first appearance in the mid 1980’s. As scientists began to learn more about genetically engineered foods and the benefits of such foods, their potential also began to be realized. Developing countries, because of poor nutrition, would benefit the most from modified foods. Millions of people in developing countries die each year form lack of nutrition and hundreds of thousands go blind. Overpopulation is another problem facing developing countries and without food and nutrients survival will be tough....   [tags: Biotechnology Science Essays] 2460 words
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Uses and Abuses of Biochip Technology - Topic: Biochip Technology; Uses and Abuses Working Hypothesis: What is the correlation between the prophecy of "the mark of the beast", and current trends in biochip technology. Intro/Thesis statement: Technology is chipping away at our personal freedoms. In the New Testament, Revelations 13 warns " He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the Beast or the number of his name..."....   [tags: Biotechnology] 1696 words
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Blood Glucose Monitoring S-Curve - Blood Glucose Monitoring Introduction Blood Glucose monitoring has seen many different technologies. From the basic needle testing technology to now used insulin pumps, the technology has seen many disruptive innovations, which together have shaped the market to the way it is now. In general, the major disruptive technologies in the blood glucose monitoring market can be summarized as follows: 1. Needle-prick detection- This technology involved the use of a needle to collect blood on a strip. The blood was later analyzed using a glucose meter to give the reading of blood glucose level....   [tags: Biotechnology] 1100 words
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Embryonic stem cell research is a highly controversial topic in today's society, this kind of stem cell commits to regenerate any type of tissue. Unfortunately, Embryonic Stem Cell Research has a dark side. To obtain these cells will kill the embryo automatically. In other words, the acquirement of the Human Embryonic Stem Cell includes performing an abortion. To obtain these cells, it would kill the embryo. This has created controversy since abortion is such a divisive topic....   [tags: Biotechnology] 1348 words
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Human Microchip Implants - As the complexity and convenience of technology increases, some of the new advancements such as microchip implant for humans and animals can be very controversial. At first, the implants may seem to have benefits but in the long run they will actually cause more trouble than they are worth. These potential "troublemakers" are about the size of an elongated grain of rice and are injected in the skin under the arm or hand (Feder, Zeller 15). The chip is not powered by battery and there is nothing that can possibly leak out into the body (Posada-Swafford 8)....   [tags: Biotechnology] 2320 words
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Stem Cell Ethics - Stem Cell Ethics The study of stem cells have brought about many recent ethical questions and been a topic in many recent ethical debates. What is all the talk about. What exactly is stem cell research and why does it raise so many ethical questions. Stem cell research is on the forefront of regenerative medicine and biological science. It is the study of certain cells in the inner mass of the embryo that are produced a few days after the embryo forms during the blastocyst stage. They are the most primitive of all human cells....   [tags: Biotechnology] 1651 words
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Human Implants - Human Implants People have a lot of questions about if a microchip should be implanted in humans or animals. The system would be admitted slowly at first to try and let people get use to the idea of a microchip in their arm. The reason for this admission slowly of the new microchips is to keep them from there unease of the system usage and appearance the microchip may give off. Many people would benefit from a microchip implant in their children, to have immediate access to their medical records and even to a person's criminal background....   [tags: Biotechnology] 1444 words
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Microorganisms - Microorganisms play an important role in our life: helps us to digest our food, decompose wastes and participate in various life cycles. They are diverse and have adapted to inhabit different environments including extreme conditions, such as hot vents under the ocean to ice caps; hence known as extremophiles. There are more microorganisms present in us than there are cells, and the various microorganisms are bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. Many people associate microorganisms as death and diseases causing agents; also frequently compared to dirt....   [tags: Biology, Bacteria, Biotechnology] 1995 words
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Are Genetically Modified Organisms Safe in Our Common Food Supply - ... Then why would they want to withhold this information from the public. The only simple answer is that nobody would eat or purchase their food. In multiple survey after survey, consumers want to know if they are eating GMOs; and, this is not just by a small margin - an average of 90% of the people want to know ("Why Big Ag Doesn’t Want To Label GMO"). You can bet that if they know about GMOs present in their food, they will try to make other, more organic choices. Just think about it: if agricultural giants and food companies don't want to put something on a food label, that's a pretty strong sign that you probably shouldn't eat it; if it was good for you, they wouldn't they want to brag...   [tags: gmo, biotechnology, food supply]
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Frankenfoods - Frankenfoods Biotechnology and genetically modified organisms have gained quite a bit of notoriety in the past decade. Proponents of biotechnology are claiming that genetic modification will revolutionize agriculture and medicine and overall benefit human kind far beyond the reaches of imagination. On the other side of the issue, there are those who claim that genetic modification is dangerous and unneeded. But is either side correct. Will GMOs revolutionize the food and health industries or will they cause damage and downfall....   [tags: Biotechnology Farming Agriculture Essays]
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Gender Selection of Babies - For centuries there had been one sex that dominated the development of society. Laws, religion and lifestyle all revolved around the idea that one sex, the male sex, was dominant. Oppressed and considered inferior, women would obey the men, forgo all rights and accept all responsibility. Only recently, with the emergence of the women’s liberation movement, have both sexes been considered equal. For the first time in human history, both sexes have been given the chance to fulfill their potentials without discrimination....   [tags: Biotechnology Genetics Parenting] 726 words
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Genetc Engineering - Genetic engineering is in our food; it is on the shelves of our local supermarket; and in test tubes at the laboratory. They are created from the shuffling and manipulating of genes from one species to another. Examples include the transferring of fish to tomatoes or from human to pig. Genetic engineering also includes cloning, which is the attempt to copy a set of DNA from one species and recreating that species. The proper definition of genetic engineering is, "Genetic Engineering, the alteration if an organism's genetic, or heredity, material to eliminate undesirable characteristics or to produce desirable new ones"(Encarta 1)....   [tags: Biotechnology Genetics] 1868 words
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Biotech Dawn - Biotech Dawn Ebrahim Oomerjee English 1C Prof. Cross 14 May 2002 Biotech Dawn Long time ago, from the great plains of Africa rose a new form of life. They were apes, walking upright. There was something strange about them. They had something no other living being had ever had before. They possessed unlimited intelligence. In a short period of time the apes would change the world forever. Humans have come along way from the caves. At first mankind the only thing mankind knew about life was giving it and taking it away....   [tags: Biotechnology Science Essays]
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Biometrics - Biometrics Biometrics is a new term for many, but it is not a new idea. The idea of Biometrics first began with finger print analysis. Today, Biometrics has expanded to not only your fingerprints but also ear, face, facial thermogram, hand vein, hand geometry, iris, retina, signature and voice analysis. Technology has gone from science fiction to reality. This paper will include a brief description of each of the types of Biometrics and who is using them. The answer to "Who is using Biometrics?" may surprise you....   [tags: Biotechnology Science Essays]
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History Genetically Modified Organisms - Introduction What is Genetically Modified Organism. Plant Biotechnology is continuing its development within modern day science. With the increase understanding of scientific studies has led the improvement of plant productivity, quality and health. This understanding also contended potential issues on plant growth (Monsanto 2011). Plant biotechnology uses genetic engineering, which is the process of manipulating genes through isolation and reintroducing the DNA into the cell. This gave birth to Genetically Modified Organism, which are organism according to Dr....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organism]
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Genetic Engineering: The Tremendous Benefits Outweigh the Risks -      Wouldn't it be great to improve health care, improve agriculture, and improve our quality of life. Genetic engineering is already accomplishing those things, and has the potential to accomplish much more.      Genetic engineering, also referred to as biotechnology, is a fairly new science where the genes of an organism are modified to change the features of an organism or group of organisms. Genes are found in the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) of an organism, and each gene controls a specific trait of an organism....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essay Examples]
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Global Positioning System: Decreasing Crop Chemical Application on with Technology - Decreasing Chemical Application with Technology Works Cited Not Included Many people may wonder why it is so important to decrease chemical application on the farm. When people go to the store they often do not think about what goes into the apple or piece of bread they eat. The more chemicals that farmers use on the crops that are sold to the general public increase the chance that those chemicals get into the food we eat. There are many ways that the government and farmers are trying to reduce the amount of chemicals they are using....   [tags: Environment Agriculture Biology Esays] 1006 words
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Moral and Ethical Issues in Gene Therapy - Due to the fact that the field of biotechnology is very serious and potentially dangerous, rules must be set down in order to keep the research in check. The high risk research of genetic therapy needs guidelines that have to be followed in order to keep the study just. The articles that are discussed in this essay focus on ethical issues and ideas that should be followed in the field in order to keep research safe and valid. In an article titled “The Ethical Implications of Gene Therapy” the group of advisers on Ethical Implications of Biotechnology of the European commission states issues and rules that should be abided by, along with beliefs on the direction of biotechnology....   [tags: Gene Therapy Essays]
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The Benefits of Genetically Modified Crops - For the last several decades, the world has been plagued by widespread starvation and poverty. Economies are failing in numerous countries, and developing nations struggle to feed their inhabitants. As a result of the world’s mounting overpopulation, food has become scarce and resources are rapidly dwindling. However, modern science has provided a solution: agricultural biotechnology. Genetically engineered crops represent the bright future of agriculture. Crops like cotton, corn, and soybeans can have genes inserted or deleted into their cell membranes; this modification facilitates pest and virus resistance, drought tolerance, and even provides nutritional enhancement....   [tags: Genetically Modified Foods]
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Genetically Modified Food in Canada - A trip to any supermarket in Canada will reveal nothing out of ordinary, just the usual of array of fresh and packaged goods displayed in an inviting manner to attract customers. Everything appear familiar and reassuring, right. Think again. A closer microscopic inspection discloses something novel, a fundamental revolution in food technology. The technology is genetic engineering (GE), also known as biotechnology. Blue prints (DNA) of agricultural crops are altered and “spliced” with foreign genes to produce transgenic crops....   [tags: Genetic Engineering] 1508 words
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Drug Discovery, Development, and Manufacturing - Drug Discovery, Development, and Manufacturing The process of producing a new drug into the market involves drug discovery, drug development, and drug manufacturing. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are both properties responsible for bringing about a new drug. Pharmacokinetics is the study of what the body does to a drug and of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. Pharmacodynamics is the study of what a drug does to the body. It is the relationship of the resulting effect of the drug and the site of action (Introduction to Pharmacokinetics, n.d)....   [tags: pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics]
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Book Review: "Enough: Staying Human in and Engineered Age" written by Bill McKibben - Over the years humanity has experienced a significant increase in the world population, and today that number continues to rise. With an increase in people, the demand for food goes up tremendously. Agricultural science has continuously developed new technologies that have enhanced the efficiency and value of agricultural production. Although the enhancements increase the production of agricultural goods, it’s important to understand the impacts it has on our environment and food system. In this book review, I will discuss both the cultural and natural dimensions of Agricultural Biotechnology, and how it relates to our current problems in Human Relations....   [tags: Book Review]
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The Debate Over Gene Patenting -    In June 2000, the publicly funded Human Genome Project (HGP) and the private firm Celera Genomics Inc. announced that they had completed sequencing the human genome. This unprecedented accomplishment is expected to enable doctors to diagnose, treat and even prevent numerous genetic diseases. As these two entities worked on sequencing the human genome, there was also a separate and less publicized race to patent as many human genes as possible. The patenting issue gained some attention when President Bill Clinton and Prime Minster Tony Blair jointly called for the release of raw genetic data into the public domain (CQ 405)....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essays]
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Limited Knowledge of Agriculture in our Society - ... Moreover, these natural pesticides are just as carcinogenic as their synthetic equivalents. In fact, 99.9 percent of the pesticides consumed by the public are natural. Not to mention, the cost of organic produce is much higher than normal produce. Consumers can literally spend thousands of extra dollars a year buying organic food, using money that could be put towards their children’s future. While discussing the topic of organic products, Dr. Lusk said it best when he stated, “In actuality, the progressives plan for slow, natural, and organic food production has been tried....   [tags: food police, farms, ignorant consumer]
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Cluster Intersections and the Evolution of the Bay Area Bioinformatics Cluster - Cluster Intersections and the Evolution of the Bay Area Bioinformatics Cluster The recent establishment California-based bioinformatics industry clusters is a logical consequence of the intersection of existing local Biotechnology, Information Technology and Venture Capital clusters. The very definition of Bioinformatics: “the science of managing and analyzing biological data using advanced computing techniques, 1” helps to illustrate the nature of this intersection. Research and development for Biotech companies generates volumes of biological data and IT companies provide tools that assist in processing this data....   [tags: essays research papers] 1051 words
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The Problem of Genetically Modified Foods - Contrary to popular belief, the field of biotechnology is not new by any means. Archeological evidence shows that ancient Egyptians produced beer by steeping a starch source in water and then fermenting it with yeast, thus, the first form of biotechnology. Flash-forward to the mid-1800’s, scientists, with the help of Gregor Mendel’s laws of genetics, were able to successfully practice “selective breeding” amongst their crops. With this, the field of biotechnology took a huge turn. Scientists now had the understanding necessary to manipulate plants and mate them based on their desired traits....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Organisms 2014]
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Reflection and Enemies of Promise - Reflection and Enemies of Promise In the last three decades, a great advance in genetic research and biotechnology has occurred. Max Born said in his essay, "Reflection," "But suddenly, about three hundred years ago, an explosion of mental activity occurred: modern science and technology were born. Since then, they have increased at an ever growing rate, probably faster than exponentially, and are now transforming the human world beyond recognition" (209). Similarly, Michael Bishop said in " Enemies of Promise," "We live in an age of scientific triumph....   [tags: Reflection Enemies] 1221 words
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Benefits of Genetically Modified Corn - The world population has topped six billion people and is predicted to double in the next fifty years. Ensuring an adequate food supply for this booming population is going to be a major challenge in the years to come (Burghart). Genetically Modified (GM) corn is extremely beneficial to both farmers and consumers. Genetic engineering is a laboratory technique used by scientists to change the DNA of living organisms. GM corn can benefit farmers by decreasing costs and increasing crop yields. The new super corn can benefit consumers by producing healthier, more nutritious, and more organic corn....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Argumentative] 1324 words
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Comparing Genetically Modified Foods and Traditional Foods - Contrasting crops that are genetically modified against crops that are not genetically modified. As early as 1980, scientists had discovered that the possibility of transferring specific sequences of DNA from one organism to another organism. The beginning of modifying organism’s genetics was then started. 3 years later, building on this foundation, a tobacco plant that are anti-biotics immune was produced. Much later in 1995, a leading biotechnology company-Monsanto invented world-first herbicide resistant soybeans....   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops]
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The Role of Leaders in Companie's Fate - ... Hugh Grant has received many accolades as CEO of Monsanto. In 2009, he featured in the world’s 30 most respected CEOs list. Chief Executive Magazine named him CEO of the Year in 2010. Hugh Grant lays emphasis on community, accountability, teamwork, and outreach (Mullins and Orville 153). These have been his main pillars of success at the helm of Monsanto. In a speech that Hugh Grant delivered at the Towers Perrin Human Resources Roundtable in October 2008, he cited the difficult financial and economic environment that leaders face today as one of the major impediments to success of a company (Monsanto)....   [tags: monsanto, hugh grant, leadership]
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Genetically Modified Organisms in Our World - The use of transgenic organisms can be extremely beneficial, especially in the agriculture industry. Some people have problems with using genetically altered food to feed the population. However, there are many benefits in transgenic organism use in agriculture, that it would be an enormous waste not to take advantage of the technology that has become available in recent years. As the CEO of Monsanto, a biotechnology firm that searches for new agricultural innovations to make our world more sustainable, I firmly believe that transgenic organisms greatly benefit the world in which we live by increasing crop production, conserving energy, and improving the lives of people in every community....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Genetically Engineered Crops are an Improvement and Potential Disaster - Genetically Engineered Crops are an Improvement and Potential Disaster Worldwide, more than one billion people are plagued by hunger (Zalik). According to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, more than 800 million of those are malnourished. It also predicts that over the next fifty years the total amount of available farm land per person will be halved, meaning that global cereal yield will have to increase by 80% over the 1990 amount to feed the burgeoning population ("Benefits ....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods] 1997 words
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Use of Cloning in the Future - Use of Cloning in the Future Cloning is a popular topic of discussion on college campuses. There is research carried on in cloning in almost every part of the globe. The future of cloning looks very bright as the scientists are constantly progressing by leaps and bounds. However, it is not quite sure whether the future of cloning will help mankind or be the cause for its destruction. In “ The Unstoppable March of the Clones, ” John Gray talks about the future of cloning. He talks about the different ways in which people and countries will use cloning....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Is Genetic Engineering Safe? - Genetic engineering is the intended modification to an organism’s genetic makeup. There have been no continuing studies on this topic or action so there is no telling whether or not it is harmless. Genetic engineering is not safe because scientists have no absolute knowledge about living systems. Given that, they are unable to do DNA surgery without creating mutations. Any interference on an organism’s genetic makeup can cause permanent damage, hereditary defects, lack of nutritious food, or a spread of dangerous diseases....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]
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