Scientists developed recombinant DNA technology in the early seventies but may not have been aware of the immense possibilities this promised in the field of medicine, food production and technologies. Herbert Boyer genetically engineered the insulin gene in Escherichia coli and diabetes treatment changed forever. Since then recombinant DNA and biotech have made giant strides in pharmaceuticals and in agriculture with over 170 million hectares now producing higher than expected produce thanks to genetically modified plants.
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