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When genetic engineering came of age: World’s first GMO—GE insulin—approved 35 years ago

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When genetic engineering came of age: World’s first GMO—GE insulin—approved 35 years ago

          Henry Miller | October 30, 2017 | Genetic Literacy Project   35 years ago, the world entered an important new era in pharmaceutical development with the approval by the FDA of human insulin synthesized in genetically engineered bacteria–the world’s first recombinant DNA drug product. As the medical reviewer of the product and the head of the review team, I had a front-row seat. The saga is remarkable in several ways, not least of which is that although...

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