Biotechnology DEFINE - Riverside Local School District

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B
IOTECHNOLOGY

DEFINE
biotechnology

IDENTIFY
different industries in which biotechnology has made
major contributions, and describe the contributions made.

Mr. Kirby

29 January 2011

B
IOTECHNOLOGY



What is it?


The use of living organisms or their products to
modify human health and the human environment



What can we use it for?


Research & Development


Forensics


Biomedical Applications



R
ESEARCH

&
D
EVEMOPMENT


Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)


Organisms whose genetic material has been altered
through genetic engineering



Transgenic Organisms


Bacteria


Plants


Animals

T
HE

H
UMAN

G
ENOME

F
ORENSICS


DNA Fingerprinting


Identify suspects & victims in criminal cases


Determine paternity


Identify soldiers killed at war

B
IOMEDICAL

A
PPLICATIONS



Genetic screening


Testing of individuals can now be done,
preimplantation or prenatally…and pre/post
-
symptomatic


Pharmaceuticals


Scientists are beginning to match drugs and dosages
to an individual's specific genetic makeup.


Gene Therapy


Allows scientists to insert healthy genes in place of
mutated ones.