The Economist has a survey on biotechnology, stating “It promises much: more and better drugs; medical treatment tailored to the individual patient’s biological make-up; new crops; new industrial processes; even, whisper it gently, new humans. A few of those promises have been delivered already. Many have not. Some may never be. Some may raise too many objections…But the field is still in its infancy, and commercialising the edge of scientific research is a hazardous business.”
Biotechnology, along with infotech and nantech, are the areas of today and tomorrow.