- Biotechnology is the development of technologies and products based on living systems and organisms.
- It is at the crossroads of many disciplines such as engineering, genetics, and biochemistry.
- In its simple form, biotechnologies are about harnessing processes coming from living organisms and using them to make products, for example by using yeasts to make bread or fermentation to make biofuel;
- With the advancement of genetics and chemistry, biotechnologies are also use to make for example vaccines and medicines.
What is biotechnology?
Example of biotechnology: genetic therapy for sickle-cell disease
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