Technology Discussion—Genes and DNA, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

The study of genes, as a resource for the commercial development of new drugs, received a significant boost from computer technology in the late 1970s.  Frederick Sanger, a chemist, and Walter Gilbert, a biochemist, developed what is known as DNA sequencing technology, receiving a Nobel Prize in 1980 for their effort.  In the same way that computer technology enabled the rapid growth of the internet industry, computerization has been the catalyst for the booming biotech industry.  For example, Sanger and Gilbert’s computerized DNA sequencing technology enables scientists to collect massive amounts of data on human genes at high speed, analyzing…

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