Chapter 1. History: From Biology to Biotechnology
Advent of Biotechnology
Biotechnology Prior to the 21st Century
Production of Proteins
Human Genome Project
Biotechnology, by definition, is any technology associated with the manipulation of biological systems. In fact, well before humans fully understood biology, they were already working with biotechnology in the production of wine and bread. People manipulated the innate properties of microorganisms, plants, and animals to produce goods for their use. With the accumulation of knowledge and increased experience with modern biological techniques, this definition has expanded to include several applications ...