Age: > 13
Resource type: application, demonstration, video
Context: compulsory education, continuing education, distance education, higher education, vocational education
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Supported by: AMGEN
Applications of Biotechnology is the third of five components of the Biotechology Collection funded by the Amgen Foundation and produced by WGBH. These resources explore common laboratory techniques used for treating disease and improving diagnosis, and examine the ethical debate over such research.
In the Applications the use of real-world research equipment and techniques is demonstrated. With interactive activities and videos, students will learn to examine humans’ DNA, identify possible threats of a virus or replace diseased organs.
Each resource contains:
- a short description of an activity and links to external resources
- an embedded media-file (a video or an interactive activity)
- support material with background essay and discussion questions
- suggestions for similar resources in the Biotechnology Collection
More resources related to the topic of biotechnology are available in the Practice Gallery.