Re: GENE / SOC: Current benefits of genengineering

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 10:00:04 MDT writes:

> I'm in a debate elsewhere about genetic technology. I would appreciate
> pointers to very concrete, well-documented examples of CURRENT benefits
> derived from genetic engineering technology. These can be in any field --
> medical, agricultural, chemical -- although examples from multiple fields
> would be very helpful.

A big area is of course biotechnology in the sense of using modified
bacteria to produce substances, for example insulin (instead having to
dissolve a lot of pancreases from cattle), interferon, erythropoeitin,
growth hormone and other pharmaceuticals. This has lowered the costs
quite a bit, making treatment affordable for many.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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