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Advntage and disadvantage of biotech

03 Feb '09 10:05 am
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One of the main advantages of these innovations in biotechnology has been the possibility of their economic use on a small scale, without large infrastructure requirements, and their application at different levels of complexity, investment, and effort. It is in fact possible to adapt sophisticated biotechnical technologies to low-cost operations without eliminating the chances of success. This characteristic may facilitate the use of biotechnology in developing countries, provided that the promises brought to them are accurately identified, as well as the positive or negative impacts on their economy, their way of life, and their social structure. For instance, the expected growth in the market for gene synthesizers, protein fractionation equipment, or gene-splicing enzymes requires the provision of adequate infrastructure in terms of these enabling technologies, as well as culture collections and information systems. These requirements present an increasing concern to developing coun ...more
Answered by Krishnakumar G. Nair, 03 Feb '09 10:33 pm

 
  
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Adv.: Biotechnology can provide wonder drugs and wonder species which cannot be otherwise produced so conveniently and cost effectively. It can finally produce a healthy, wise, strong and disease resistant humanity.
Disadv. Like fire, Electricity and atomic energy it can be dangerous in the hands of unscrupulous practitioners. Thus strict control mechanism is required.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 03 Feb '09 07:17 pm

 
  
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You get knowledge but not a job
Answered by raajrao, 03 Feb '09 10:07 am

 
  
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