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Discussing Bacterial Genetics

Tell me how new innovative ways have allowed the evolution of bacterial genetic research to benefit mankind.

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The evolution of bacterial genetic research can benefit mankind in many ways. One prospect of bacterial genetic research is the discovery and development of genetically modified bacteria in the laboratory. Genetically modified bacteria can be use to produce an enormous supply of pure human proteins used in medicine. For example, in 1978, human insulin gene was inserted into the bacterium E. coli to produce synthetic "human" insulin, which was approved by the FDA. The ...