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BIOT 160   Introduction to Biotechnology* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: CHEM 122 or (CHEM 124 and CHEM 125).

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 135 (All prerequisites require a grade of "C" or higher.)

This course is an introduction to biotechnology, including career exploration, history and applications of DNA/RNA technology, molecular biology, and bioethics. Topics include cloning, DNA, antibodies, gene therapy, plant biotechnology, the human genome project, DNA fingerprinting, genetic testing, diverse products made through biotechnology, and the ethical implications of this technology. The course is intended for those interested in pursuing a career in an industrial, academic, or biomedical research laboratory. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.