Commercialization of the Gene Gun

Commercialization of the Gene Gun - The Commercialization...

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The Commercialization of  John C. Sanford’s “Gene Gun” A business perspective of the evolution of John Sanford's gene gun and the  public's opposition to genetically altered foods
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“The more valuable the crop,  the harder it is to alter” Corn and soybeans dominated the US  agriculture market  contributing to over 150 acres of farmland $20 billion of corn  $15 billion of soybean sales Therefore, it was extremely difficult to  tamper with these crops allowing a prime  opportunity for scientists to compete to  find the solution.
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John C. Sanford A professor at Cornell University from 1980-1998,  currently an Courtesy Associate Professor John Sanford, just an everyday scientist who would have  never been expected to beat the thousands of other  talented and esteemed scientists, started the journey to  genetically alter plants. 
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The “gene gun” John Sanford conceived the idea of  shooting DNA into a cell via mixing metal  particles Got a patent for this contraption named  the "Biolistic Particle Delivery System" aka 
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Facility John Sanford teamed up with Edward Wolf at  Cornell University’s Submicron Facility Together, they discovered how to shoot DNA into  another cell Unfortunately, at the time the gene gun would 
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