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Emily Summers Engineering Case Studies Human Insulin 2.2.14






If you cannot produce the hormone insulin, you suffer from type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Insulin used to be extracted from pancreatic tissue of pigs that had been
slaughtered, however this was ineffective and expensive because only a small
amount of insulin is…

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Emily Summers Engineering Case Studies Human Insulin 2.2.14




How do you identify which ones which?

Using plasmid vectors with genetic markers
Original plasmids chosen as they carry genes any bacteria receiving them resistant
to two different antibiotics, which are genetic markers
Plasmids cut with restriction enzyme that has its target…

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