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What is Biotechnology?

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I’m a BSc Biochemist from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and a MSc Biotechnologist from University College of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
I try to cope with the new advancement in the science field which is broad!
Due to my obsession with researching I will write topics related to my area of interest and some from my personal experience, hoping to help and encourage others to learn, search and read!I will start with a short introduction to what is biotechnology exactly…

What is Biotechnology?

The basic definition of biotechnology field is the use of biological cellular materials and process to make useful products that can help in changing the quality of our lives. It has been used since 6000 years ago in the production of cheese, bread, beer and preserve dairy products.

Biotechnology main applications:

  • Food
  • Medicine
  • Environment

The recent breakthrough in science and technology such as the discovery of the genetic material has paved the way for huge advancements in the biotechnology field. Now we have vaccines to treat and prevent from cancer, clinical tests that can detects and predict diseases in more precise manner, healthier animals, clean water and more !…

However, the story of insulin production is a good example of the development in biotechnology sector ( watch this interesting 3 parts videos )

Part1:

Part2:

Part3:

These are a good sources for an overview of the science of biotechnology :

 

 

By: Rasha Bajabaa

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  1. Avatar يقول sunset:

    I am a laboratory specialist (cytogenetics),
    I got a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Taif University, KSA
    and I am proud of this Science
    its amazing

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