By Patrick N. Peritore

The various demanding situations posed via the expansion of biotechnology were keenly felt in Latin the United States. This paintings examines how biotechnology should be made to serve constructing countries instead of supply one other path for exploitation through First-World undefined.

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Biotechnology in Latin America: politics, impacts, and risks

The several demanding situations posed through the expansion of biotechnology were keenly felt in Latin the United States. This paintings examines how biotechnology will be made to serve constructing countries instead of supply one other course for exploitation through First-World undefined.

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Proteins such as collagen provide structural Page xxi support for cells, enzymes are proteins that regulate chemical reactions, hormones are proteins that send messages throughout the nervous and endocrine systems, and antibodies are proteins that bind to and block infectious invaders of the organism. DNA is packaged in chromosomes and divided into genes, the basic units of heredity, occupying a specific locus on the DNA and coding for a single protein. All of life is constructed from twenty amino acids, and these are coded for in sixty-four codons of three base pairs; out of these genes are constructed the basic proteins which constitute the body.

Biotechnology is worth a fortune to giant transnational corporations. S, firms (United Kingdom 19, Japan 19, Germany 6, France 4, Netherlands 4, Switzerland 4, Belgium and Italy 1 each, and four others). Of the 1,036 total biotechnology firms in the world (in 1988), the developed world had the following proportions: 469 in the United States, 305 in the United Kingdom, 92 in Japan, 22 in Germany, 22 in Italy, 20 in France, and 185 in Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Spain.

Patrick Peritore and Ana Karina Galve-Peritore Page iv © 1995 by Scholarly Resources Inc. All rights reserved First published 1995 Printed and bound in the United States of America Scholarly Resources Inc.  Patrick Peritore and Ana Karina Galve-Peritore. p. cm. (Latin American silhouettes) Includes bibliographical references.  paper).  Patrick.  Series. 48, 1984. Page v To our parents Norman Victor Peritore Clotilde Camerota Peritore Miguel Galve García Herlinda Salgado de Galve and to our children Michael Patrick Peritore Franklin Christopher Peritore Page vii Contents About the Contributors ix Abbreviations and Acronyms xiii Introduction xvii Chapter 1 Biotechnology: Political Economy and Environmental Impacts, N.

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