There's a lot of hype around biotechnology and its potential to change the world - for good or bad. Most of the hype is true. The right biological materials in the wrong hands can lead to disastrous consequences for us all. Then again, the right materials in the right hands ... You get the picture. So, is biotech good or bad? And, for that matter, what is biotech? To answer those questions, you need to be comfortable with some basic concepts and applications. Once you have those, you are, as they say, good-to-go.
For the next few weeks, I'll meet you here to present a series of posts - Biotech 101. I'll give you the scoop on the different "types" of biotech, along with all the basics about this amazing blend of biology and technology. I'll give you that scoop without jargon or complicated explanations. No less than Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman said that if you couldn't explain it simply, you didn't understand it. So, let's accept that as our premise and see how far we can go.
I'll meet you back here next week to get this conversation started!
See you then!