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Biotechnology allows the use of living organisms or their processes for human needs or purposes. Currently, this topic includes such general examples as cloning, stem cells (adult, umbilical cord, and embryonic), DNA fingerprinting, biological warfare, bioremediation, genetically modified organisms, vaccines, and transgenic plants and animals to name a few. In this assignment, you will explore specific examples of biotechnology applications.

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Part 1

Biotechnology is the use of a living thing or any part of a living thing to make a product or process that improves human life. For this assignment, discuss the following:
•What are some of the examples of biotechnology that have made improvements to your life?
•Describe how 1 of these has made your life better.

Part 2

In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved food derived from cloned animals. In addition, these products will not need to be labeled as "cloned" or "from clones" (Black, 2008). The FDA explains that you will not be eating the clone itself. It takes thousands of dollars to clone a food animal such as a cow or pig. Animals that are cloned for improved food production will be used for a breeding program to produce many offspring with the desirable traits for increased meat or milk yield. These offspring of the clones will be fair game for food. Discuss the following:
•Do you think there are differences between a clone and a "normal" animal?
•How do you feel about eating a cloned animal?
•Is your opinion of eating a cloned plant different?

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Background
Biotechnology allows the use of living organisms or their processes for human needs or purposes. Currently, this topic includes such general examples as cloning, stem cells (adult, umbilical cord, and embryonic), DNA fingerprinting, biological warfare, bioremediation, genetically modified organisms, vaccines, and transgenic plants and animals to name a few. In this assignment, you will explore specific examples of biotechnology applications.
Assignment details

Part 1
Biotechnology is the use of a living thing or any part of a living thing to make a product or process that improves human life. For this assignment, discuss the following:
•What are some of the examples of biotechnology that have made improvements to your life?
•Describe how 1 of these has made your life better.

Some of the biotechnology examples that have improved everybody life as well as mine is the development of vaccines and antibiotics to treat human diseases.
Over the century, there were many pathogenic human diseases such as smallpox, tuberculosis, and the common flu. These diseases are caused by viruses and bacteria that infect human and causes these diseases. Bacteria can also cause diseases such as bacteria meningitis and tuberculosis. Viruses can cause diseases such as smallpox and the flu. Both bacteria and viruses can cause diseases to any human beings.

One of the example of biotechnology that has developed is the development of vaccines and antibiotics that can treat theses diseases. The development of the vaccines has eradicated smallpox and treat the common flu. (1,2)
Vaccines was developed by injecting the noninfectious protein of the virus causing the disease into the body for the development of immune response against the real virus when it infects the body. Ever since Edward Jenner developed the first vaccine in 1796 to treat smallpox, there were lots of other vaccines that were developed. (1,2)
Virus are made of RNA and DNA that cannot ...

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Biotechnology allows the use of living organisms or their processes for human needs or purposes. Currently, this topic includes such general examples as cloning, stem cells (adult, umbilical cord, and embryonic), DNA fingerprinting, biological warfare, bioremediation, genetically modified organisms, vaccines, and transgenic plants and animals to name a few. In this assignment, you will explore specific examples of biotechnology applications.

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