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Unlimited Biotechnology Applications


Agritech involves the use of biotechnological principles, tools and techniques to modify living organisms including plants, animals, and microorganisms. Monsanto’s pest-resistant and high yield maize are important and productive examples for modern and sustainable agriculture.

This series of slides depict the unlimited applications of biotechnology in agriculture (e.g., pest resistant corn and nutrition enriched rice), and potentially in pet industry (glowing fish, cloned cat and fluorescent pigs). Chalfie, Shimomura and Tsien were awarded Nobel Prize for their discovery and application of fluorescent protein in medical research.

How would you think of having glowing sushi? How do you view genetically modified foods?

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Pharmacotherapy: Understanding Biotechnology Products

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