Biotechnology

wesley brakman

DNA in biotechnology and DNA testing

  • biotechnology manipulates DNA and this process is called genetic engineering
  • biotechnology is used in dna testing by useing fingrer print scaning

negative effects of biotechnology

if there was a drought all the genetically engineered crops of that kind would die of drought

GE food could have new toxins or cancers

http://www.biotecharticles.com/Issues-Article/Hazards-of-Biotechnology-Disadvantages-and-negative-effects-of-Biotech-1050.html

how is it used in agriculture use GE

The union of concerned scientists states"Few topics in agriculture are more polarizing than genetic engineering (GE), the process of manipulating an organism’s genetic material—usually using genes from other species—in an effort to produce desired traits such as higher yield or drought tolerance.GE has been hailed by some as an indispensable tool for solving the world’s food problems, and denounced by others as an example of human overreaching fraught with unknown, potentially catastrophic dangers. Experts analyze the applications of genetic engineering in agriculture—particularly in comparison to other options—and offer practical recommendations based on that analysis." http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/genetic-engineering/

how is it used in enviromental clean up

Microbes break down many chemicals in the environment. Sewage treatment plants harness these microbials to clean up waste water before it returns to water. Some sewage plants also collect methane made by the microbes and use the methane to fuel generators, digesters and air compressors.

North carolinas rank in biotechnology

The state of north carolina is among the five largest biotechnology industry centers in the United States of America. these industries rang from product development to bio-manufacturing

careers that include biotechnology

Many careers involve biotechnology as a part of their work but I chose a career in agriculture. Agriculture companies work to supply farmers with tools to increase the growth or harvest of plant and animal products.
Biotechnologist s develop products to protect animals and crops from disease and help farmers identify the best animals and seeds to use in selective breeding programs. If the crops or animals were infected by certain viruses, the crops or animals would die and the farm would lose money. To prevent infections, farmers use vaccines, developed through biotechnology.