Introduction to Genetic Engineering

  • Course Price: $150
  • BIO Member Price: $120
  • Course Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Course Level: Level 2 - General
  • Completion Period: 2 week

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.

Suggested Prerequisites

Biology of Biotech

  1. Review of DNA and protein structure and function and how protein synthesis occurs.
  2. Steps involved in creating recombinant DNA and recombinant proteins.
  3. Description of biologic "tools," such as restriction enzymes, needed to create recombinant DNA.
  4. The pros and cons of various production cell lines such as bacterial cells and mammalian cells.
  5. Types of recombinant protein therapies that treat patients.
Certificate Requirements
  • View the entire course
  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation
Section 1: DNA and Proteins: The Tools of Genetic Engineering
Reviews DNA and protein basics, providing foundational knowledge needed to understand recombinant DNA and recombinant proteins.
Section 2: Recombinant DNA: The Blueprint of Genetic Engineering
Explains how scientists make and use recombinant DNA.
Section 3: Recombinant Proteins: The Product of Genetic Engineering
Maps out the process of creating recombinant proteins and highlights their importance in mitigating disease.
Final Quiz
Course Evaluation
Certificate Requirements
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  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation
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Certificate Requirements
  • View the entire course
  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation