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Introduction to Genetic Engineering

Introduction to Genetic Engineering explains the process and the power of genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is the deliberate modification of genetic material (DNA). It is used extensively in research, drug discovery, drug development and biomanufacturing. Biotechnology is built on genetic engineering and therefore it is a “must know” topic for those who work in or with the biopharma industry.

Introduction to Genetic Engineering Course Trailer


  • Review of DNA and protein structure and function and how protein synthesis occurs.
  • Steps involved in creating recombinant DNA and recombinant proteins.
  • Description of biologic "tools," such as restriction enzymes, needed to create recombinant DNA.
  • The pros and cons of various production cell lines such as bacterial cells and mammalian cells.
  • Types of recombinant protein therapies that treat patients.

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Introduction to Genetic Engineering Course Syllabus
Course Price:
$150 USD
BIO Member Price:
$120 USD
Course Length:
50 minutes
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Completion Period:
2 weeks
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  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation
Suggested Prerequisites

Gain a comprehensive understanding of DNA, proteins, and cells, explaining how they are manipulated to create innovative therapies and diagnostic tools.

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