Advantages and disadvantages of biotechnology?
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.