Biotechnology- Leading towards the future

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Almost everything around us is a product of science, most especially biotechnology. Biotechnology refers to the use of living organisms or their products to modify human health and the human environment.

The use of biotech has led to the advancement of different fields. In the field of medicine, the use of stem cells helped in the reduction of cell rejection in the body. This includes the use of a person’s umbilical cord to produce an organ which is needed by the person. Vaccines are also products of biotechnology, they weaken the strains of the pathogen and when injected into the body it makes the body immune to the diseases caused by the pathogen. In the field of agriculture, biotech can increase the yield of crops and at the same time make it resistant to some pests and weeds. Food can also be genetically modified which results to different types and variations of food. Biotechnology can make evolution faster by combining DNAs of two species that are not meant to be together by nature, thus making a new type of species.

I’m supporting biotechnology for it can solve many problems we encounter these days like diseases that can’t be cured and food scarcity. Understanding the nature of diseases and the creation of genetically modified foods to feed the ever growing world population. These are only some of the advantages of biotech and I believe that it can lead us to a better future.

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