To say that opioid use in the United States is a “crisis” is an understatement. There arenearly 100 opioid-related drug deathsin the U.S. each and every day; opioids near kill more people each year than car accidents, guns, or breast cancer.
The opioid epidemic is continuing to grow. Estimates suggest as many as 2,000,000 Americans have a substance abuse disorder involving opiates, and the rate of fatal overdose has been steadily rising since 2000 with no signs of slowing down.
Thanks to new advancements in technology, biotech applications are improving the human body in more ways than one. From proteomics and stem cells to gene variations and synthetic biology, biotechnology is refining the quality of our lives with out us even knowing.
Check out the infographic below for an in-depth look at a few ways biotechnology is improving our bodies.
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