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Biology Resources: Biotechnology

Biotechnology

       

     What is Biotechnology?

      In its purest form, the term "biotechnology" refers to the use of living organisms or their products to modify human health and the human  environment. Prehistoric biotechnologists did this as they used yeast cells to raise bread dough and to ferment alcoholic beverages, and bacterial cells to make cheeses and yogurts and as they bred their strong, productive animals to make even stronger and more productive offspring.

 

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