biotechnologymedical dictionary

<chemistry, molecular biology> A set of biological techniques developed through basic research and now applied to research and product development.

In particular, the use by industry of recombinant DNA, cell fusion, and new bioprocessing techniques.

Biotechnology products include antibiotics, insulin, interferon, recombinant DNA, and techniques such as waste recycling. Much older forms of biotechnology include breadmaking, cheese making and brewing wine and beer.

(19 Jan 1998)

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