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Unformatted text preview: provided patients through supplies taken from pigs and cows. However, scientists did not know the long-term effects of having animal insulin in your body. In 1978, Boyer was able to take pieces of human DNA and isolate a gene for insulin using biotechnology. He then inserted it into bacteria, which allowed the gene to reproduce a larger quantity of insulin for diabetics. This scientific advancement vastly improved quality of life for many people living with diabetes and guaranteed their safety....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course BT 117 taught by Professor Lorikelman during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.
- Fall '11