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Biotechnology - Biotech

12:47 EDT 27th April 2017 | BioPortfolio

"using living things to create products or to do tasks for humans"

About Biotechnology - Biotech
Biotechnology is the practice of using plants, animals and micro-organisms such as bacteria, as well as biological processes - such as the ripening of fruit or the bacteria that break down compost , the fermentation of alcohol for some benefit.

For example, biotechnology is used in in industry, medicine and agriculture to produce foods, medicines, test for diseases and remove waste.

Biotechnology has formed the basis of learning about people and diseases and has underpinned the development of treatments.

Human application:

  • Fighting infectious diseases
  • Antibiotics
  • Producing human products
  • Reproductive technologies
  • The human genome project
  • Genetic disorders
  • Gene therapy
  • Cloning
  • Stem cells
  • Transplantation
  • DNA profiling

Environmental applications:

  • Biological control of pests
  • Protecting species
  • Cleaning up and managing the environment

Agriculture and food production applications:

  • increase crop or animal resistance to pests while reducing the use of chemicals
  • increase crop or animal tolerance to chemicals that are used to kill harmful pests
  • create disease resistance in crops and animals
  • improve the food yield per plant or animal
  • make plants and animals more suited to special environmental conditions such as drier regions or saline water
  • improve the nutritional quality of the food produced by the plant or animal.
  • Gene technology is also being used to deliver benefits in the forestry and fishery industries.

Topics covered on BioPortfolio:

AntibodIes https://twitter.com/AntibodyNews
Antisense https://twitter.com/Antisense_bio
Assays https://twitter.com/Assays_bio
biochip https://twitter.com/biochip_bio
Bioinformatics https://twitter.com/BioinformaticsB
Biological Bioport https://twitter.com/BiologicalB
Biomarkers https://twitter.com/BiomarkersB
Biomaterials https://twitter.com/BiomaterialsBio
BioScience https://twitter.com/Biosciencebio
Cloning https://twitter.com/cloningbio
Cytokine https://twitter.com/Cytokine
Diagnostics https://twitter.com/Diagnosticsbio
Enzymes https://twitter.com/EnzymesBio
Epigenetics https://twitter.com/Epigenetics
miRNA https://twitter.com/miRNANews
Stem Cells https://twitter.com/stemcellnews
Cell culture
Clone Expressed Gene
DNA Isolation
DNA sequencing
DNA Transformation
Gene Therapy
Human Genetic Engineering
Hybridoma (hybrid cell)
Immunoassay
Microarrays
Monoclonal antibodies
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Quantitative Genetics
Recombinant DNA Technology
Restriction Enzymes
Reverse Transcriptase
Transgenic
Genomic Medicine

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