Science has advanced to a very large extent and has touched our lives in every way. Biotechnology deals with living creatures and studies their functions. It is a science that uses technology to gain knowledge and invent medicines and create new ways to deal with problems that have challenged mankind. Medical Biotechnology is a constantly growing field and there have been many advancements in the technology of this field. It is also a highly controversial field and there are mixed reactions about the extent to which biotechnology can be used to manipulate science.
Medical Biotechnology is most commonly used to produce medicine. Many Biotech companies have emerged to solve the medical mystery of cures and inventions. It has been widely used to find out how plants for example can have medicinal value or healing quality for us. This is done by first identifying the plant if the plant has a healing quality. Plants have been around us for many years and have to be identified for cures. The way to do it is to test different bacteria against it. If it kills the bacteria, then the compound needs to be isolated. This is a very time consuming process since biotech companies have to try these products and make sure they are safe.
Genetic testing is another very important use of biotechnology. It is an extremely useful scientific process and requires a great deal of accuracy and precision. Gel electrophoresis helps in testing the different strands of DNA in cells. This is a very important discovery and it can help in various different ways, for example to identify the father of a child or a criminal in some forensic cases. There are many other uses of this testing and it will help us in understanding how we work and live. It can be used to develop different kinds of drugs to treat diseases. It can also be used to project if you may have a pre condition for some illness. This is very important to treat some dreadful diseases and save mankind.
Gene therapy is another upcoming field of medical biotechnology. Though it is very complicated, but its use can be extremely amazing. Through medical biotechnology, it has been discovered that viruses are spread by bacteria by injecting genes into animal cells. A lot of research has been done in this field to come up with different cures for diseases. This can be done by injecting some bacteria into people that will not harm them but actually help them. Biotechnology has also resulted in the evolution of Biofuels that are derived from sugarcane, plant vegetable oils, animal fats and recycled greases, thereby providing a cleaner and greener environment.
Many scientists are also doing cloning by which we can take DNA from animals and grow it to create an identical organism. This helps you make an exact replica of another species with precision that reaches every atom in the body. This is extremely controversial. If it is used for ethical purposes then it can be justified. but using it for unethical reasons can be extremely dangerous and controversial for the future of mankind. Medical biotechnology has many advantages if it is used in a way to enhance research or cure illnesses or prevent the onset of life threatening illness. It is extremely important to use it for better health and inventing new ways to cure illnesses. May be at last we have found the cure and the solution.