By: Katelyn Wilson
Role of DNA
DNA plays a major role in biotechnology by adding the ability of catching murderers and rapist and sequence the entire human genome. A sample of DNA can test a newborn for a genetic disease, analyze forensic, and study genes for cancer. Can identify remains of dead soldiers. Allowed us to study animals or plants leading to gene therapy and and what crops seem to grow poorly.
Biotechnology in DNA Testing
Biotechnolofy in Health Industry
Biotechnology in Enviromental Cleanup
Biotechnology in Agriculture
Negative Impacts of Biotechnology
North Carolina National Ranking in Biotechnology is 8th
Biotechnology in Field of Medicine
My dad owns a biotechnology company that specializes in developing vaccines for human use. His company spent over 10 years developing and gaining approval for 2 vaccines. One vaccine is a combination type 4 & type 7 Adenovirus vaccines which is given to all military recruits when they first join the Service. The Adenovirus vaccine prevents a severe upper respiratory tract infection, similar to the flu, while recruits are in basis training.
The second vaccine is a Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine. This virus is carried by mosquitoes and is only found in Asia. It is a very deadly disease if someone is bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus. Therefore, travelers to Asia should be immunized with this vaccine.