Biotechnology Project

By: Sam Barber

What is DNA's role in biotechnology?

Biotechnology can use DNA no genetically engineer things. Genes can be switched out between organisms. Recombinant DNA is DNA from different sources. This way of combining DNA leads to proceeding further into the large web of possibilities for DNA mixtures.

How is biotechnology used in DNA testing?

Biotechnology can be used in DNA testing to compare lab samples for a crime scene or paternity testing. Biotechnology can also be used to make advances in progressing in new discoveries of how animals and plants internal parts are connected and work together

How is biotech. used in the health industry for making medicines like penicillin?

With genetic engineering, scientists can change micro-organisms to make big amounts of the antibiotics with chemical structures needed. This automatically gives them access to antibiotics and vaccines to treat people.

How is Biotechnology used in agriculture?

Scientists can genetically modify plants to make them resistant to droughts, insects, and pesticides. This can improve the amount of crops in the world and make more food for everyone to eat, making people healthier. Improved amount of crops can also lead to a better economy.

What are the potential negative impacts of biotechnology?

Biotechnology can interfere with natural process in the world. Crops may start to become resistant to everything, humans may gain tolerance to medicines, and animals may evolve. Also, countries may differ in how advanced they are, causing disputes among nations.

Genetics career.

A geneticist would study genomes in a laboratory, find out what causes birth defects, and find the origins of diseases. They spend many long hours searching for answers to single questions, always testing new theories. Geneticists can also develop and enhance crops to have higher tolerance levels. With all this comes DNA. Scientists look at DNA strands to help solve crimes and do paternity tests. Geneticists are a leading branch of scientists in the field of biology, giving us a better understanding of ourselves every day.

North Carolina's national rank.

North Carolina is ranked fourth overall and in pharmaceutical companies, third in Bioprocess Manufacturing, second in Agbio R&D, and first in Contract Research Orgs.