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Friday, 21 September 2012

7 wonders of the microbe world - #geneticengineering (6/7)

in summary

- genetically modifying microbes can produce, medicines, food and maybe even fuel

- 1st done in 1973

- genetic engineering is about adding things to microbes

- e.g. insulin used to be taken from slaughtered pigs but in the 1980's scientists discovered how to produce it for humans using modifications to e-coli

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