Genetic Engineering Primer explores the foundational science of genetic modification, which was the impetus for the creation of the biotechnology industry in the 1980s. This class provides a solid foundation in restriction enzyme and plasmid use, molecular tools that offer endless possibilities for research, drug discovery, drug development, and biomanufacturing. Genetic Engineering Primer methodically traces the steps taken to create recombinant protein therapies that continue to revolutionize modern medicine. Don’t miss this opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge to set you apart in the conversation—enroll in Genetic Engineering Primer today!

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.

Five Takeaways


  1. Explain how an organism’s DNA is modified for research, discovery, development, and biomanufacturing.
  2. List the steps for creating recombinant DNA and recombinant protein.
  3. Demonstrate how restriction enzymes and plasmids are used in genetic engineering.
  4. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of bacterial and mammalian production cell lines for biomanufacturing.
  5. Categorize the recombinant protein therapies used for treating patients.

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