Biotechnology is the use of living organisms or their components to perform practical tasks. The scientific principal behind biotechnology has been around for centuries in early practices of food production and preservation (wine, cheese, and meat curing), selective breeding of livestock and field crops, and the production of antibiotics and holistic medicines from microorganisms. Today, biotechnology is used to manipulate genes, isolate DNA, and discover the genetic code of countless organisms, including humans. Currently, the practice of biotechnology is revolutionizing biological research, human medicine, criminal law, and agriculture.
Each individual student will need to write a short synopsis of the chosen topic (1-2 paragraphs) adequately describing the topic as thoroughly as possible.