Age: > 12
Resource type: glossary, website
Context: compulsory education, continuing education, professional development, vocational education
Supported by: AMGEN
This website developed by AMGEN includes the resources to explore common laboratory techniques used for treating disease and improving diagnosis, and examine the ethical debate over such research.
Biotechnology is a rapidly growing field that uses research tools from biology and chemistry to find solutions to current scientific problems. Some biotechnology professionals look for the genetic basis of disease or factors that affect lifespan. Others focus on solving food shortages, the climate crisis, or criminal investigations. Career profiles provided on the website demonstrate the multifaceted nature of biotechnology jobs and the wide range of opportunities in this field.
On this website teachers and students can found answers to the most common questions related to biotechnology:
- What is biotechnology?
- Science behind biotechnology
- How a medicine is discovered and developed?
- How are biotech medicines made?
- What is the future of biotechnology?
In addition, the glossary of the terms and acronyms used in biotechnology and timeline of the biotechnology evolution are provided on this website.
The website is available in English and Spanish.