Answer to Question #135349 in Biology for Angelo

Question #135349
According to McNamara, et al., what was the problem that led to the existence of biotechnology?
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2020-09-29T03:43:43-0400

A fledgling “biotech” industry began to coalesce in the mid- to late 1970s, led by Genentech, a pharmaceutical company established in 1976 by Robert A. Swanson and Herbert W. Boyer to commercialize the recombinant DNA technology pioneered by Boyer, Paul Berg, and Stanley N. Cohen.

Early companies such as Genentech, Amgen, Biogen, Cetus, and Genex began by manufacturing genetically engineered substances primarily for medical and environmental uses.


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