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A Few “Firsts”


As biotechnologies mature, commercial products follow naturally, including human growth hormone, human insulin, and even living organism. In 1983, a revolutionary technique, polymerase chain reaction was invented to amplify or replicate genes for expanded research and discovery.

A few “firsts” were mentioned, including the first commercial biotechnology company (Genentech), first, human growth hormone, first human insulin, and first patented living organism. Further, the discovery of polymerase chain reaction in 1983 by Kary Mullis opens up new horizons for biotechnology research and development.

Have you ever heard Genentech before? Does your country has famous biotechnology company? What products do they provide?

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