Biotechnology: healing, fueling, and feeding the world

  • Wenxin Shi
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Biotechnology is technology based on biology: biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. Modern biotechnology provides breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.

Recent advances in biotechnology are helping us prepare for and meet society with the most pressing challenges. Biotech is helping to heal the world by harnessing nature’s own toolbox and using our own genetic makeup to heal and guide lines of research by reducing rates of infectious disease, saving millions of children’s lives, changing the odds of serious, life-threatening conditions affecting millions around the world, tailoring treatments to individuals to minimize health risks and side effects, creating more precise...

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and EnvironmentHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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