Biotechnology
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Biotechnology

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 ...

Careers In Biotechnology
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Careers In Biotechnology

In this interactive activity produced for Teachers' Domain, learn about the vital role biotechnology professionals serve in health care, and explore the wide range of jobs available in the following ...
Grades 8-12
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WGBH
Immersion in Biotechnology
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Immersion in Biotechnology

In this video segment from Teachers as Learners, teachers work through two DNA lab activities. On the first day, participants ...
Grades 9-12
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WGBH
Biotechnology: Upstream Processing Associate
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Biotechnology: Upstream Processing Associate

In this video excerpted from Pathways to Technology, you’ll learn about the role biotechnology plays in the fight against ...
Grades 9-13+
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Pathways to Technology
Biotechnology Student Profile
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Biotechnology Student Profile

In this video segment adapted from Pathways to Technology, meet Daphnee, a high school student with an interest in biotechnology ...
Grades 9-12
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WGBH
Biotechnology: Production Support Associate
Video 00:02:34

Biotechnology: Production Support Associate

In this video excerpt from Pathways to Technology, meet Suzanne Pooler, a biotechnology production support associate, whose work contributes to ...
Grades 9-13+
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Pathways to Technology
Biotechnology: Training & Careers
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Biotechnology: Training & Careers

In this video excerpted from Pathways to Technology, you’ll learn about biotechnology: the science of using living organisms to ...
Grades 9-13+
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Pathways to Technology
Challenges of Teaching Biotechnology
Video 00:01:11

Challenges of Teaching Biotechnology

In this video interview created for Teachers' Domain Professional Development, high school teacher Diane Provenzano talks about the challenges of ...
Grades 9-12
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WGBH
Using Biotechnology to Detect and Treat Disease
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Using Biotechnology to Detect and Treat Disease

In this media-rich lesson, students learn how biotechnology's techniques and tools are being used to help identify and fight ...
Grades 9-12
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WGBH
Genetically Engineering the Avian Flu
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Genetically Engineering the Avian Flu

This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW examines the threat of a virus being spread from birds to humans, and ...
Grades 9-12
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NOVA scienceNow
Career Spotlight
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Career Spotlight

Career Spotlight includes videos focusing on science careers in biotechnology and renewable energy. Careers in Biotechnology - Learn about three careers in biotechnology from working professionals in the field. Careers in ...

New Hope for Heart Repair
Video 00:06:02

New Hope for Heart Repair

More than 5 million people in the United States live with damaged hearts that make it difficult to walk and carry out other simple daily tasks. Pacemakers and drugs can ...
Grades 7-13+
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QUEST
Building Vaccines
Video 00:04:37

Building Vaccines

In this video adapted from KQED’s QUEST, learn about how the hepatitis C virus attacks liver cells and is a leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer. Find out ...
Grades 9-13+
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KQED
Making Cortisone From Plants | Percy Julian
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Making Cortisone From Plants | Percy Julian

Learn about chemist Percy Julian's work to synthesize cortisone, from Percy Julian. Julian's work made cortisone—a steroid ...
Grades 6-12
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NOVA
Cheese-Making Lab Activity
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Cheese-Making Lab Activity

In this classroom-practice video created for Teachers' Domain Professional Development, high school teacher Diane Provenzano leads her biotechnology class through ...
Grades 9-12
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WGBH
Cheese-Making Lab Results
Video 00:04:37

Cheese-Making Lab Results

In this classroom-practice video created for Teachers' Domain Professional Development, high school teacher Diane Provenzano leads her biotechnology class through a discussion of the results of a lab activity in ...
Grades 9-12
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WGBH
Longevity Genes
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Longevity Genes

This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW examines the link between genes and diet and why certain people live longer than others. While mutations in specific genes seem to provide ...
Grades 9-12
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NOVA scienceNow
Synthetic Biologist Karmella Haynes
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Synthetic Biologist Karmella Haynes

This video produced for Teachers' Domain profiles Karmella Haynes, a post-doctoral researcher working in the emerging field of synthetic biology ...
Grades 9-12
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WGBH
Associate Scientist Andres Berrio
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Associate Scientist Andres Berrio

This video segment produced for Teachers' Domain features Andres Berrio, an associate scientist with the biotechnology company Biogen Idec. Andres ...
Grades 9-12
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WGBH
Ethanol Biofuel
Video 00:05:32

Ethanol Biofuel

This video segment adapted from NOVA examines ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel alternative to gasoline, and the efforts to produce it more efficiently. Today, most ethanol in the United States is ...
Grades 9-12
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NOVA
Killer Microbe
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Killer Microbe

In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, learn how one species of bacteria, which is harmless to most people, has evolved to become deadly to others. The bacterium, known ...
Grades 9-12
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NOVA scienceNow