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the use of living organisms or other biological systems in the manufacture of drugs or other products or for environmental management, as in waste recycling: includes the use of bioreactors in manufacturing, microorganisms to degrade oil slicks or organic waste, genetically engineered bacteria to produce human hormones, and monoclonal antibodies to identify antigens.
Contemporary Examples

The G-20’s New Balance of Power Joel Kotkin June 24, 2010
Rebel With a Cause Abigail Pesta October 20, 2011
The Coming Bioattack Stephan Talty June 4, 2009
America’s Start-Up Silver Lining Daniel Gross October 29, 2013

Historical Examples

Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 Various

(in industry) the technique of using microorganisms, such as bacteria, to perform chemical processing, such as waste recycling, or to produce other materials, such as beer and wine, cheese, antibiotics, and (using genetic engineering) hormones, vaccines, etc
another name for ergonomics



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