Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology


Applications of recombinant DNA in medicine and in agriculture. Topics include diagnosis of genetic diseases, gene therapy, drugs for AIDS and cancer, DNA fingerprinting, cloning of mammals, phytoremediation, crop improvement, and pharmaceutical protein production in transgenic plants and animals. Social and environmental impacts of biotechnology. Recommended prerequisite: Biology 201L, 203L, or 220, or lab experience or consent of instructor.
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • NS
Cross-Listed As
  • SCISOC 417S
Typically Offered
Fall Only