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Biology and Your Future

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    Now that you know what biology is, let's talk about why understanding biology is important for your future. 

    First and foremost, understanding biology can help you make informed decisions. Your health and the health of the environment both depend on your knowledge of biology. 

    Examples of how knowledge of biology can help you understand your health:

    • food allergies
    • effects of obesity
    • cancer
    • effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances

    Examples of how knowledge of biology can you you understand the health of the environment:

    • interactions in ecosystems
    • effects of pollution
    • importance of biodiversity

    Biotechnology offers great promise for the future, but also raises many questions, for example "are genetically modified crops safe?" Knowledge of biology can help you answer these questions.