History of Biotechnology

History of Biotechnology

history of biotechnology

Biotechnology is basically the merging of the knowledge obtained in biology with scientific methods and practices in technology. With the utilization of the knowledge of cellular and molecular processes, biotechnology deals with the act of modifying products and crops in order to suit specific applications and engineer them to make them more useful (Organization 2016). Here is the history of biotechnology and its timeline summary.

The probability and possibilities behind this kind of interest towards biotechnology lie behind to its boundless potential and promising approaches to serve and to benefit every aspect of man’s life. Inventions and innovations in this field include food, health, and animal life (Ashish Swarup Verma 2011). Refer to the detailed history of biochemistry and history of genetics here.

History of Biotechnology

Biotechnology History - A Timeline

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Cite this article as: "History of Biotechnology," in Bio Explorer, August 7, 2016, https://www.bioexplorer.net/history_of_biology/biotechnology/.
History of Biotechnology
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