History of 'biotechnology'

  title={History of 'biotechnology'},
  author={Robert Bud},
  • R. Bud
  • Published 5 January 1989
  • Engineering
  • Nature
Biotechnology became a well-known industry in the late 1970s. Then it was seen to be based on recombinant DNA technology but the word biotechnology had been coined sixty years earlier and there had been an active debate since then about how life processes could be exploited to make useful products. Keywords: biotechnology; bioengineering; eugenics; antibiotics; genetic engineering; recombinantDNA 

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