Biotechnology

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Biotechnology

The use of living things, such as one-cell organisms, in technological innovations. Biotechnology has particular applications in medicine, agriculture, engineering, and similar fields. Biotech organizations may make and market their own products, or they may be departments within another company, such as a pharmaceutical corporation.
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Based on what the family has read in the newspaper about the Human Genome Project, they are positive there is now a treatment that will cure the existing disability.
The genomic era of medicine began on April 14, 2003, approximately 50 years following the first description of the structure of DNA, when the Human Genome Project completed the sequencing of the human genome (Guttmacher & Collins, 2003).
Chapter 6 enters into the African-American perspective on the Human Genome Project and the American medical system's history of racism.
Hosted by the North Suburban Library System, the Human Map provides facts about and explores implications of the Human Genome Project. The site provides links to information on topics ranging from basic science to ethical issues and includes a tool kit for library programs.
In the event, the human genome project was completed in less than 10 yr, and cost the U.S.
The Human Genome Project also included work on identifying and addressing the ethical, legal, and social issues that are and will be created by this new knowledge.
Revised career choices and current topics, such as anthrax and the human genome project, are addressed in feature boxes.
A well-attended celebratory review of the key scientific events from the discovery of the double helix to the completion of the Human Genome Project was held April 14-15, 2003, during a scientific symposium at the National Institutes of Health.
At the same time, the advent of the Human Genome Project (HGP) and the development of genetic technologies have given scientists a revolutionary new means to study these inequities and discover ways to improve public health across the board.
The finished sequence produced by the Human Genome Project covers about 99% of the human genome's gene-containing regions, with an accuracy of 99.9%.
This discovery was made in the same week the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium announced the successful completion of the Human Genome Project 2 years ahead of schedule.
The successful completion of the Human Genome Project has been announced more than two years ahead of schedule.

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