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Unit 20: Biotechnology

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This unit is part of the Biology library. Browse videos, articles, and exercises by topic.
What is biotechnology? Learn how biotechnology can include a wide range of products and applications, from penicillin to beer to gene therapy, and get an overview of modern DNA technologies.
What is DNA cloning? Hint: It's not the same thing as cloning an organism! DNA cloning involves making many copies of a target DNA sequence, usually using bacterial cells as tiny factories. Learn about this process and how it can be used to make medically important products, such as insulin or human growth hormone.
We talk a lot about DNA being important in biology. But how do we actually copy, sequence, or visualize pieces of DNA? Learn about common laboratory techniques used for these purpose
Biology is brought to you with support from the Amgen Foundation