What is Biotechnology

Alexandra Lopez Bettencourt


Biotechnology is the exploitation of biological processes for industrial and research purposes. It is a broad area of biology involving living systems and organisms that are manipulated to create processes and products. To simplify, biotechnology is technology based on biology. Biotechnology has been used for over 6,000 years in agriculture, environment, medicine, and food production. Biotechnology is used in research and development in the laboratory using bioinformatics for exploration extraction, exploitation, and production from any living organism.

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