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kiran kumar Grade: 12
        i am studying 12th standard,and i am preparing for iit. my sister is handicapped,so i have ambition to become a scientist in biotechnology or geneticengineering and cure all such people.But elders suggested me that there are no good salaries and oppurtunities.if it is true  is there any way how i can reach my ambition.I DONT WANT TO GO ABROAD LEAVING MY PARENTS.please help me.

7 years ago

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Dear student,

We respect your ambition and here is given a detailed scope of biotechnology:

Genetic engineering: Genetic Engineering of microbes, plants and animals (including marine animals). Genetic engineering implies conferring new capabilities on an organism by Transferring into an organism the appropriate DNA (De oxyribo Nucleic Acid, the genetic material) of another having these capabilities does this. Then ensures that these capabilities are converted into abilities. Thus the common yeast, Sacchromyces cerevisciae cannot make the protein, human insulin, but we can make it to do so by introducing in it the gene for human insulin (that is, the appropriate DNA fragment coding for this protein). After integrating the insulin gene in yeast DNA, creates condition for the insulin to express itself to produce insulin through the normal process of transfer of information from DNA to protein.

Genetically engineered microbes are today widely used for producing drugs and vaccines in large scale at low costs that are of great importance (human insulin, erythropoietin, and hepatitis-B vaccine). For example genetically engineered plants that make their own pesticides or are resistant to weedicides- are already in the market. Thus, over 60 percent of the acreage under soyabean in the United States have now genetically engineered soyabean that is resistant to the weedicides, Roundup. The total acreage under genetically engineered crops (for good or for bad) around the world exceeds 100 million acres today.


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