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Extra resources for Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100: How Far Will the Biosciences Take Us?
These procedures made it possible to isolate a gene of interest (for example, the gene for insulin) from a human cell, attach it to a plasmid, and produce thousands to millions of copies of the gene in tiny bacterial factories—a feat that humans had never performed before. See Appendix B for details. Biotechnology Scientists recognized the enormous promise of recombinant DNA techniques for yielding large quantities of scarce proteins for scientific study. And entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and others in the business world saw the enormous potential of producing medically important proteins for therapeutic use in humans.
A. Freedman, D. M. Strobino, E. J. Sondik, Pediatrics, no. 6 (2000): 1307–1317. Com 34 Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100 The Top Ten Causes of Death, World Health Organization: Fact Sheet No. 310 (November 2008). 6 The term vaccination for the procedure and the term vaccine for the material injected were named after vacca, the Latin term for a cow. 7 8 Gerald Karp, Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2008). 1). 9 Cloning also refers to making copies of cells or whole organisms such as animals and plants.
Initially, studies focused on diseases caused by mutations in a single gene. Researchers analyzed multiple generations of families with a high incidence of the disease, and then scanned their genomes for regions showing similarities. That DNA region was then isolated so that researchers could pinpoint the exact mutation responsible for the disease. Such family studies led to the discovery of the gene mutations responsible for diseases such as Huntington’s, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and cystic fibrosis, among many others.