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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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It will be ideal to have open debate sessions with biotechnologist in the National and Provincial Assemblies and various chambers of commerce for gaining their ultimate support to popularize general biotech industrialization and associated economic benefits.
Plant biotechnologists hoped the introduced donor genes would land in a place where they would express a desired trait and not be affected by endogenous and neighboring DNA regions that would deactivate the gene.
Recently top biotechnologists from six of India's top science academies had considerable difficulty [Nuggets from this page] in compiling a straightforward report on the safety (or the lack of it) of genetically modified Bt brinjal.
It will be of interest to drug developers and biomedical researchers, medicinal chemists, biochemists, biotechnologists, and those in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.
The three other finalists were Gina Czarnecki, who produces films and installations in collaboration with biotechnologists, computer programmers, dancers and sound artists; previous Northern Art Prize winner Paul Rooney, whose Rooney CDs and performances earned him an appearance in John Peel's Festive Fifty in 1998 and a Peel session in 1999; and Emily Speed, whose models, created in uninhabited corners and recesses, is an ongoing exploration into the relationships between architecture and human anatomy.
Given the often smallscale teams of biotechnologists labouring in obscurity to bring forth an innovation or idea, the rogue genetic scientist is a good test case.
For Palestinian subsistence farmers indentured to the land, a seven-fold harvest was pretty usual, tenfold would have been a bumper crop, but not even the biotechnologists and genetic engineers promise a hundredfold harvest.
The funding will help Reinnervate research ways of adapting the technology into a format that can be used routinely by biotechnologists.
A dear friend died recently of ovarian cancer; she certainly did nothing to bring on the cancer, and it appears to be part of the order of creation, so if biotechnologists can play havoc with this particular part of the order of creation, not to mention various other plagues the flesh is heir to, more power to them.
Faced with these limits, biotechnologists are trying to find alternatives to corn and sugar cane as ethanol sources.
It is a candidate for plant breeders and food biotechnologists who might wish to design starches that have improved functionality.
Roger Avakian, chief technology officer at PolyOne in Avon Lakes, Ohio, imagines producing customized polymers to order in a manner similar to the way biotechnologists combine amino acids in a programmed sequence to self-assemble into specific polypeptides.

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