By Ratledge C., Kristiansen B. (eds.)
Biotechnology's wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary actions contain recombinant DNA strategies, cloning, and the applying of microbiology to the creation of products from bread to antibiotics. during this new version, biology and bioprocessing issues are uniquely mixed to supply a whole evaluate of biotechnology. a particular characteristic of the textual content is the discussions of the general public notion of biotechnology and the enterprise of biotechnology, which set the technological know-how in a broader context. This finished textbook is key examining for all scholars of biotechnology and utilized microbiology, and for researchers in biotechnology industries
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The development of the Oncomouse for cancer studies could have signiﬁcant values in developing anticancer drug treatment for humans. However, the fact that the mouse will suffer the development of cancer and die does raise issue of animal morality. (2) Improved growth rates in animals and ﬁsh have been achieved by selected gene transfer, but will these GM organisms be fully accepted into the food chain? g. sheep, has had dramatic and generally acclaimed results. There appears to be little effect on the animal and valuable human health proteins can be extracted from the milk of the transgenic animal and there is general public acceptance of such products.
Transgenic animals are those incorporating foreign or modiﬁed genetic information resulting from genetic engineering. Genetic modiﬁcation of animals with ensuing transgenesis may be considered by some on a religious basis as a fundamental breach in natural breeding barriers that nature developed through evolution to prevent genetic interplay between unlike species. Such viewpoints consider the species as ‘sacred’. In contrast, PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY in the reductional philosophy of most molecular biologists, the gene has become the ultimate unit of life and is merely a unique aggregation of organic molecules (largely common to all types of living cells) available for manipulation.
The US FDA later developed an antibody assay to determine sensitivity to the Cry9c protein and, when compared to control samples, there were no allergenic reactions associated with Cry9c protein. The StarLinkTM episode was hugely damaging to the public image of GM foods highlighting a wide range of signiﬁcant issues, namely: r the inadequacy of the US regulatory system for marketing GM products, r the high-handed and irresponsible attitude of certain seed companies and farmers towards the use of GM crops, r the problem of developing marketing systems to segregate GM products not approved for use in US food channels, r the role of government to ensure the integrity of grain supply, r the manner in which research and marketing decisions are achieved by the biotech industry, r the negative impact on GM technology.