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Dairy Science

2004

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Bioguided Processing: A Paradigm Change In Food Production, Robert E. Ward, Heribert J. Watzke, Rafael Jiménez-Flores, J. Bruce German May 2004

Bioguided Processing: A Paradigm Change In Food Production, Robert E. Ward, Heribert J. Watzke, Rafael Jiménez-Flores, J. Bruce German

Dairy Science

The effort to sequence the human genome, and subsequently to make the results publicly available, has created a new paradigm in the biological sciences. Now that we have access to the blueprint of our very structure and those of organisms from viruses to plants to animals, a mechanistic understanding of all the processes involved in our growth and metabolism is possible. Characterization of the genetic differences among us is underway, and should provide the information basis for a new approach to individual health. The challenge to the food industry will be to create product lines that will address individual dietary ...