So Just What is Biotechnology??
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|Defined broadly, biotechnology is the use of a living organism to make a product or run a process. Narrower definitions often limit biotechnology to genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology. The root words are ancient Greek:|
|Technikos: "skillfully made," or "tool"|
|Logos: "study of," "word," or "essence of "|
|Biotechnology : "the study of living tools" -- used in agriculture, food processing, industrial production, environmental cleanup and medicine.|