The real future of biotechnology has more to do with science.
The inquisitive nature and curiosity of man coupled with intellect and an urge to discover brings about such break-through advancements in the world of science.
"The science of the future"
It is the industry with the greatest potential for innovation, which simultaneously enjoys extensive support from the political sphere and public sector. In recent years considerable ground has been gained in many areas – not only in the field of medicine but also agriculture, environmental technology and waste management.
Humans have already genetically modified animals and crops, for better world and to reduce world's malnutrition and hunger. It all started with genetic modification of food in the 1980's when it was discovered that specific genes could be transferred between organisms. The first transgenic plant was created in 1983 in the form of a tobacco plant resilient to antibiotics. Several types of crops and, more recently, animals have been genetically modified ever since.
Science has largely progressed over time. But more recently, limits are being tested as scientists question whether or not the genes that cause certain disorders and diseases can be "switched off" in a human embryo. And it can be done, but it raises many ethical dilemmas. For the sake of disease prevention, this novel procedure is completely astounding. It has the ability to improve health and increase the human lifespan.