Health Industry and Miracles of Genetically Engineered Bacteria

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Genetically modified bacteria have simple genetics and were the first organisms that were modified in the science laboratories. They have brought magical benefits in the field of healthcare. These tiny organisms have multiple benefits and are mainly significant in the production of untainted human proteins that are used in medicines.

Genetically engineered bacteria are a useful scientific tool. Genes are inserted to get a desirable molecule by converting the microorganisms into mini-production houses that in return produces useful therapeutic like insulin and other antiviral proteins.

Revolution in Health Industry

The benefits that genetically modified bacteria are bringing in the healthcare industries are undeniable. Some of them are mentioned below:

Revolution in Health Industry

  • Tackling Obesity:

Changing a lifestyle to reach an ideal weight is easier said than done. Scientist has found a way to tackle this problem by inserting hunger suppressing molecules known as NAPES, in the body of a person.

  • Getting rid of Malaria:

Scientists are now genetically modifying a bacterium present in the mosquitoes. Modified bacteria kill the deadly parasite in the mosquitoes that is a major cause of malaria.

  • Thalassemia:

It’s an inherited blood disease that causes anemia in children. Scientists are working on it to omit this disease by using genetically engineered bacteria method.

  • Pharmaceutical industry:

Pharmaceutical industry has been revolutionized by this engineered bacterium. Now access to safer and much cheaper vaccines is available to the patients such as Insulin and Hepatitis B.

  • DNA Vaccines:

DNA vaccines can be made with these and work effectively than traditional vaccination especially for AIDS, Cancer and TB.

DNA Vaccines

There are a lot of diseases that can be cured with these microorganisms such as Urinary tract infection, Common cold, tumor, stomach cancer etc. It’s a miracle in the healthcare industries as it has made the availability of cheaper vaccination accessible to the common people.

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.