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Human Health And Genetic Technologies

Genetic Technology

If you had the power to prevent some genetic issues, would you do it? If you would, you should do it carefully. Genetic engineering can be construed as one of the most important and dangerous things on the planet that we have discovered. Why? You ask, because of the potential that it has and also because of the fact that it can be used as a bio-weapon. Bio-weapons are the ones we need to be afraid of.

Well, questions like these only present themselves when you are confined to some limited information, but that does not mean the question is not valid, because it definitely is indeed. Because of the rapid advancements that the world has seen the last 70-80 years is one of the most important things that we need to consider. Well, since the discovery of the structure of DNA in the 1950s, geneticists have certainly continued to make all kinds of discoveries at a very breathtaking rate. In the year 1982, the first ever drug which was insulin to treat the horrible disease that was diabetes was produced with the use of genetic engineering and then followed by the first ever trials of gene therapy in humans in the year 1990. At the same time, though, gene sequencing of the human genome had become even simpler than ever. The original project actually took 13 years and also cost $3 billion. If you think about the same in today’s time, the process would take three days and would also cost less than $1000. The difference is indeed surprising as well as baffling as well. It would also help you to know that the cost of gene sequencing has dropped significantly over the past two decades.

Genetic Technologies

The rapid scientific developments are not exactly uncommon. This has actually happened all over the planet wherever there is a good research center which uses updates technology. Genetic technology can actually be thanked for helping the human population. Here are some ways:

  • Patients give in a blood sample which is later analyzed for gene and genes which are linked to a specific disorder or the person’s entire genetic code.
  • This would usually be processed in a lab, and the individual genes can be done on the spot.
  • A few genes are tested but the whole-genome approaches will look at everything in the DNA strand.
  • If you know or suspect that you have a genetic disorder, you would actually be able to get good treatment, and the people who know what they are doing can actually reduce the chances of you being in harm’s way.
  • Effective and preventive treatments are available because of advancements in genetics.

Some Amazing Biomedical technologies That Are Completely Changing Healthcare

Biomedical technology

Over the last few decades, the technology of the world has indeed changed so much and rapidly as well when you take a bird’s eye view of the whole human history. Technological innovations and advancements have should certainly be credited for the profound discoveries that scientists and inventors have been credited with. The advancements have also brought about huge strides in all kinds of fields as well. Some of those fields are business, medicine, research, astronomy, astrophysics, and many more. Some of these are actually much loved because they were indeed needed in medicine. The field of medicine is the one that is actually one of the most important fields on the planet. This field can be credited with the saving and treating of countless souls on the planet. Well, because of biomedical technologies, patients have a new chance at life. Nowadays, there are technologies that could not even be imagined by earlier generations. Well, in this guide, I will talk about some amazing biomedical technological advancements which have actually take the entire medical world by storm.

3D printer

  • 3D bio-printing is one of the most exciting biomedical technological advancement that is being developed right now. Just like normal 3D printing, bio-printing actually makes use of some great precision equipment which is guided by an amazing computer. While normal 3D printers have been known to deal with metals, ceramics and plastics, a bio-printer will indeed deal with human tissues. It also makes use of bio-ink, which consists of cultured cells of some specific tissues which are actually being printed. So far, this technology is actually still in its developmental stages, but it does indeed show a lot of promise, and it will undoubtedly end up saving countless lives. In just a few years, the technology will start printing entire organs from scratch.
  • Surgical robots have indeed been helping the medical field for awhile now. The healthcare industry has indeed benefited a lot from this. The first surgical robot, which was named ‘Da Vinci’ was introduced in the year 2000. Since then, robotic surgery has definitely become a great part of a modern surgeon’s tool kit. These robots are actually guided by very experienced doctors who are really good at what they are doing. Robotic surgeries only require small incisions and more accuracy than traditional surgeries which are usually executed by human hands.

 

  • 3D medical imaging is also something that is groundbreaking in the world of medicine. Since the days of X-Rays. The imaging technologies have played a significant role when it comes to medicine. Medical professionals have access to all kinds of technologies like MRIs, CT scans, DXA scans and sonograms as well.