Diabetes and Insulin: A Triumph for Recombinant DNA Technology

Having talked a lot about diseases caused by pathogens, and the breakthroughs with antibiotics and vaccines to address them, it's time to check out some other maladies that are more directly related to human physiology. Let's start with diabetes mellitus, which afflicts hundreds of millions worldwide. What is diabetes? How has it been interpreted over the centuries? And what sort of treatment is available today? This is a fascinating story, culminating in a triumph for recombinant DNA technology, the method by which we currently produce human insulin, the treatment for diabetes. Let's dive right in!

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