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Unformatted text preview: Running head: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE 1 Biotechnology and Medicine Laura Shatzer South University BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE 2 Biotechnology and Medicine According to Miriam Webster Dictionary, the term Biotechnology means “The use of microorganisms or biological substances to perform industrial processes” (Webster's II Dictionary, 2005). There have been many advances in recent years as technology feeds the methods of Biotechnology. Recently there have been new discoveries in the medical arena where biologists have furthered research to include treatments and cures for disease and improvements for bone implants. At the University of California, San Diego, biologists have discovered that a specific gene that is important in the death of adult stem cells. This could possibly improve the health of patients being treated for cancer ( University of California - San Diego, 2010). One of the effects of chemotherapy is the loss of the patient’s own stem cells due to damage of the DNA in the...
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