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Leading theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku looks at the revolution in genetics and biotechnology, which promises unprecedented health and longevity but also raises the spectre of a Frankenstein future of genetically engineered people. Will we, as transhumanists expect, evolve into a new species? Dr Kaku warns that we may end up in a world divided by genetic apartheid.


This video serves as an digital material in understanding Biotechnology. The video outlines the definition and applications of Biotechnology.

What is the future of Biotechnolgy? 


At its simplest, biotechnology is technology based on biology - biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet.


biotechnology, the use of biology to solve problems and make useful products. The most prominent area of biotechnology is the production of therapeutic proteins and other drugs through genetic engineering.

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The term biotechnology can be taken to mean any commercial exploitation of biological processes but usually refers to research and development of the newer aspects of biology such as genetic engineering. The best known products of biotechnology are new drugs, vaccines and genetically engineered crops or animals.


Biotechnology involves using living things to make or change products. Helping establish Australia as a world leader in biotechnology, our innovative solutions benefit agriculture, food, healthcare, environment and chemical industries.