CONT 692 4-2

CONT 692 4-2

Published on 5 May 2021
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Anatomy & Physiology 12
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Genomics and Biotechnology
00:08
Biotechnology has been around for some time..... earliest evidence goes back as far as 7,000 BC
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... with fermentation using yeast to make alcohol in China, and bread production starting around 4,000 BC in Egypt.
00:17
And then for a long time, people were just happy eating bread and drinking alcohol........
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Around 500 BC, people in China started to use moldy soy curds to cure skin boils.....
00:27
YUM!
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And then much, much later
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Robert Hooke described the first cells in 1663....
00:37
And then things really took off!
00:43
In 1869......
00:47
Swiss chemist Friedrich Miescher
00:51
first identified what he called "nuclein" inside the nuclei of human white blood cells.......
00:57
And it was this discovery that paved the way for others to discover more detail about DNA!
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namely, Watson and Crick that we've heard so much about