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View Resource Proteins

Laboratory manual and supplemental resources that were developed for a college laboratory course in protein purification. The enzyme, Beta-galactosidase, is purified in two steps, with analysis and verification of results. Course materials are divided into four units: Why Proteins, Assays, The Purification Process, and Analysis and Verification. Powerpoint lectures and study guides are provided.

View Resource Polymerase Chain Reaction: Amplification of Alu PV92 Insert

From the University of California, Davis, Partnership for Plant Genomics Education, this biotechnology laboratory is an eight-day activity in which students take samples of their own DNA from the lining of their mouths and use "a powerful molecular biology technique, Polymerase Chain Reaction, to amplify this Alu region so that it can be visualized using gel electrophoresis." The activity...

View Resource Detection of Genetically Modified Food

Genetically modified foods are often in the news and widely grown in the United States. Three US government agencies (USDA, FDA, and EPA) work to regulate the introduction and production of genetically modified foods. These crops can provide agricultural, ecological and nutritional benefits, but there are also potential risks to the environment and consumers. As consumers and public interest...

View Resource Polymerase Chain Reaction

Teachers' Domain presents this interactive, adapted from the University of Nebraska's Library of Crop Technologies, with reading material and animations to help students learn the basic steps of polymerase chain reaction. Following the introduction, the lesson is divided four parts: Finding and Isolating DNA, Creating the DNA Solution, Begin Thermal Cycling, and Replication. Animations help...

View Resource Biotechnology: Upstream Processing Associate

In this 2:31 video excerpted from Pathways to Technology, you?ll learn about the role biotechnology plays in the fight against cancer. Roya Dirin is an upstream processing associate who works with cells, looking for proteins that can help treat cancer. Her first career was as a midwife, but she decided to switch fields because she wanted to help cure diseases. Roya explains how her community c...

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