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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 3, No. 2, 2000
Bioline Code: ej00008
Full paper language: English
Document type: Editorial
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2000

 en XXI Century: The Century of Biotechnology?
Asenjo, Juan A.


During the last decades of the century that has recently finished, society has seen incredible benefits, product of the developments and advances in the biological sciences and biotechnology. Although human beings have exploited the more traditional biotechnology for centuries, it is only in the XX Century that we could discover and carry out, for instance in the therapeutic field, the massive production of antibiotics that have resulted in an explosive increase in life expectancy of the inhabitants of the planet which has doubled and even tripled in all countries.

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