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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Biotechnology:

Feel free to add, remove, strike or object any of the to-do's below, but remember to discuss controversial topics here. --Victor D PARLE 18:54, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

To be added[edit]

  • The article should speak about:
    • "new materials" of "biotechnological origin" i.e. Biomaterials
    • "Biotechnology in alimentation" i.e. cheese, wine, vinegar or sauerkraut
    • Biotechnology as a future alternative to petroleum, i.e. Biofuels, plastics from plant origin
    • Biotechnology criticism (antitrangenics, antiabortists)
    • Ecological repercusion: Bioremediation, plants that needs (less deforestation), new sources of paper...
  • Additional sourcing is needed. Current sourcing is spotty at best.

Use of biotechnology.

Spam[edit]

  • The external links should be freed of all spam. --Victor D PARLE 18:54, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Started These websites are being removed in the 1st phase. Editors please ensure that these do not enter the article later (See: External link spamming and Links normally to be avoided ). --Victor D PARLE 19:36, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Removed websites and their justifications:

Complete. Please post your objections/suggestions below: --Victor D PARLE 15:33, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

New linkspam[edit]

This is a list of new spamlinks removed and to be avoided in future.--Victor D PARLE 21:32, 7 December 2006 (UTC)


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when has this article last been updated? 2008?!?[edit]

I am reading this article in May 2013 and it states "Revenue in the industry is expected to grow by 12.9% in 2008".

Biotechnology and RELIGION YO[edit]

Biotechnology is used to make god and churches and stuff, yo. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.68.120.109 (talk) 19:06, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

revisions today[edit]

Just read this today. There was a lot of unsourced, essay like content here (somewhat promotional, like straight outta BIO), and for the most part this article was not in dialogue with the other closely related articles in WP. Went through and trimmed a lot, added sources and content and wikilinks to related articles. Hope it is seen as improvement but in any case I am happy to discuss. Jytdog (talk) 23:24, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Biomaterials[edit]

Biotechnology is about formulating and inventing new types of biomaterials on different applications. This is the key of biotechnology commercialization. Others are for theoretical inputs and laboratory researches only. This should be mentioned in the article.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 114.36.109.73 (talkcontribs) 07:20, 1 June 2014‎ (UTC)

I work in biotechnology and the term "biomaterials" is rarely used. And the article you want to link to is written poorly and says almost nothing. And you should never edit war - as per WP:BRD the first time you are reverted, you should open a Talk page discussion. Not after the third. Jytdog (talk) 13:47, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Biomaterials are bioactive in its applications, it is the beginning, not after laboratory research as you work at only. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 114.36.110.80 (talk) 18:59, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Proposing major edit to lead section[edit]

I have prepared a new lead section for the article:

Biotechnology is the modification of living systems and organism to develop useful products.[1] Through biotechnology has existed since the Neolithic Revolution,[2] modern advances in the field of biotechnology have enabled the mass-production of medicinal proteins such as vaccines[3] and synthetic insulin[4]. Biotechnological advances have also led to the development of genetically modified crops, which rely on recombinant DNA technology.[5] The field of biotechnology is not strictly defined, and may overlap with bioengineering, especially biomedical engineering.

References

  1. ^ Convention on Biological Diversity. "Article 2. Use of terms". Convention on Biological Diversity. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Verma, AS; Agrahari, S; Rastogi, S; Singh, A (2011). "Biotechnology in the Realm of History". Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences 3 (3): 321–323. doi:10.4103/0975-7406.84430. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Bud, Robert (1993). The uses of life: a history of biotechnology (1st hardback ed. ed.). Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge University Press. p. 106. ISBN 0-521-38240-8. 
  4. ^ "First Successful Laboratory Production of Human Insulin Announced" (Press release). South San Francisco, Calif. Genentech. 6 September 1978. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Phillips, A (2008). "Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): Transgenic Crops and Recombinant DNA Technology". Nature Education 1 (1): 213. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 

In my opinion, the current lead is verbose and does not introduce the important applications of biotechnology. The proposed revision uses clearer language, corrects the use of two citation systems and provides well-documented uses of biotechnology, instead of general fields.

I am a new editor, and this is my first edit to a vital article. Thus, I would appreciate feedback as to whether my edit improves the article. Thank you! Denny1213 (talk) 16:44, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Please read WP:LEAD. The lead just summarizes the article. It is not some overall thoughts on the field in general. The questions to ask are - does your draft lead summarize the whole article better than the current one? Does it give WP:WEIGHT according to the weight given to each topic discussed in the article? I don't think it does. Let me know what you think after reading LEAD. Jytdog (talk) 17:17, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your advice. I have been working on revising this article, and my (incomplete) revision can be found in my sandbox. I am still familiarizing myself with WP policies and am uncertain whether my revisions are productive. If you can, feel free to skim the work in my sandbox (beginning to History.Fermentation) and tell me if my revisions improve the article, before I devote more time to unnecessary revisions.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Denny1213 (talkcontribs) 17:51, 21 February 2015‎ (UTC)
Your plan is not productive. I am not going to carefully read your new version and try to figure out how it is different from what is here, and skimming it is pointless. If you want to propose a different organization for this article, please propose the new structure here on Talk for discussion. If you want to introduce some new section please say so here and explain how much WP:WEIGHT you want to give it and how that makes sense in light of the whole article. if you have proposed copyedits to existing content, you should just go ahead and implement them, in small bites, and slowly, so that other editors can react to them individually, and you can get practical feedback so that future edits are better. If you dump a whole new article over this article, it will simply be reverted. Good luck. Jytdog (talk) 18:00, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Enjoy the weekend! Denny1213 (talk) 18:06, 21 February 2015 (UTC)