The effects of biotechnology have permeated the labs in which research was carried out and has affected our daily lives. First it has helped in the diagnosis and at times the cure of diseases such as sickle cell anemia and diabetes (insulin is a biotech product) etc. The techniques are being used today to identify criminals through their DNA samples. It is much easier to predict genetic diseases and also advise such people. We eat food that had been genetically engineered or grown from such seeds. The most important thing that has affected the society is the debate itself about the ethics of such practices and what they think is ethical or unethical. This emerging industry has proved to be a source of employment for the people.