The problem is that their remarkable efficiency allows them to overproduce almost any commodity, so agriculture tends to lurch from surplus to surplus.
Mice that overproduce growth hormone live shorter lives.
What's Going On: Allergies and colds can cause the membrane that lines your middle ear to become inflamed and overproduce mucus.
The researchers studied mice genetically engineered to overproduce a protein in the wall of the aorta, the body's primary artery.
The patients who are likely to overproduce these inflammatory factors and to develop septic shock syndrome can be identified in a few hours by DNA scans.
A common strategy is to overproduce cells and then eliminate those that are no longer needed or that are potentially dangerous to the animal.
Some people, however, overproduce these helpers, resulting in excessive muscle and joint swelling.
Females could be engineered to overproduce human proteins of pharmaceutical interest in their milk, with production being turned on and off by the administration of hormones.
Researchers have dramatically increased the life spans of mice by genetically engineering them to overproduce a protein called klotho.
Indeed, mice that overproduce growth hormone die sooner than normal mice, and fruit flies that underproduce growth hormone live longer than normal flies.