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Advantages and disadvantages of biotechnology?

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2009-07-01 17:47:42

Biotechnology is essentially the use of technology to make

biological processes benifit mankind. Advantages include: * The

design of diagnostic kits * The creation of genome analysis tools

through bioinformatics * Genetic engineering techniques to improve

food crops * Molecular biology method to help understand the nature

of diseases * Finding targets for drugs * Molecular breeding

methods to help improve livestock * Creation of genetically

modified foods to feed the ever growing world population * Use of

DNA fingerprinting in the court of law * Use of the PCR reaction to

clone DNA and make millions of identical copies * Use of stem cells

to treat diseases * Diagnosing genetic disorders The disadvantages

include ethical and moral issues surrounding cloning and the effect

this has on society.

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