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Biotech Applied

Biotech Applied looks at the practical applications of biotechnology - including drug development, the use of bacteria in industry, biotechnology on the farm and at the dinner table (the issue of genetically modified foods), the use of DNA forensics, and strategies for introducing biotechnology into the classroom.


Table of Contents

  Revolutions in Medicine Forensics - Sleuthing with Biotech
  Bacteria Going to Work Strategies for the Classroom
  From Farms to Your Table Winding Your Way Through DNA
  Biotechnolgy -It's in Your Food Biotech Resources

Revolutions in Medicine

Bacteria Going to Work

From Farms to Your Table

Biotechnology - It's In Your Food

Forensics - Sleuthing with Biotech

Strategies for Introducing Biotechnology in the Classroom

Biotech Resources for Educators and Scientists

  • Bio-Link "enhances and expands biotechnology education programs by providing cutting edge professional development for instructors, by improving curriculum, by making use of technologies and by creating a system that promotes the sharing of information."
  • Bio-Tech is an Internet-based biology/chemistry educational resource and research tool. It is both a learning tool to enrich the public's knowledge of biology issues and a research tool for those already involved in the broad subject of biology.
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information related to the molecular processes affecting human health and disease.
  • Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) provides information documents and searchable databases pertaining to the development, testing and regulatory review of genetically modified plants, animals and microorganisms.

Winding Your Way Through DNA

Excerpts from UCSF's 1992 symposium on biotechnology.

Three of the many topics presented at this important and informative symposium are available in About Biotech. The Bioethics section includes DNA on the Witness Stand, a discussion of DNA identification technologies. Biotech Applied (this page) links to Green Genes, a discussion of genetically modified food, and Biotech Chronicles includes From Corned Beef to Cloning, an account of the beginnings of recombinant DNA technology.

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