Genetic engineering processes can make human insulin. Human insulin
DNA is placed into the DNA of a second organism. The host organism becomes an insulin-producing factory.
People with (called diabetics) do not correctly produce or use their
insulin protein. The insulin protein helps control how much sugar is in your
bloodstream. Millions of diabetics need to take insulin. Insulin from cows and
pigs has been used since the early 1900s to treat diabetes. Now human insulin
protein can be mass-produced through genetic engineering processes.
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