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What is Biotechnology?

Photo of a lab technician.Biotechnology is the science of modifying the genetic composition of plants, animals, and microorganisms. Historically, biotechnology has relied on conventional plant and animal breeding practices to modify genetic composition. You may have questions about biotechnology: such as how it is regulated, how it was developed and potential future impacts. The links below offer you answer to these questions, and more.

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