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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.


  • Closed Captioning in English, Spanish, French, French Canadian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Standard Arabic
  • Transcripts in English, Spanish, French, French Canadian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Standard Arabic
  • Course materials
  • Real-time tracking
  • Progress reporting
  • Accessibility features
  • Corporate account upgrades
  • LinkedIn certificate attachment
  • Verified certificates


  • How long do I have to complete an on-demand course?  You have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course. During that year, you may watch the class an unlimited number of times.
  • What happens if I don’t complete the course in one year?  There are no time extensions. If you want to complete the course, you must purchase it again.
  • How long are the on-demand classes?  Our longest course has a running time of 90 minutes. However, most have a running time of 45 minutes.  The running time is listed for each class on its registration page. The assessment at the end of each course takes between 10-20 minutes to complete.
  • Are there any downloadable class materials? No. All course slides and transcripts remain on your Biotech Primer dashboard, but they are always available for review.
  • What is the format of the on-demand classes?  The online class begins with the class objectives and the course itself and ends with a summary of what you learned. The course is a series of images and text accompanied by a professional voice-over and subtitles. Subtitles are available in 9 languages. The course ends with a quiz to assess your understanding.
  • Can I repeat the course?  You can repeat the course as often as you like within your one-year access.
  • How many times can I take the course quiz?  You have three chances to pass the quiz. A passing score is 75% or higher. You must pass the quiz to receive the class certificate. Your quiz score will be shown on your class certificate.
  • May I share a course I purchased with others?  Each course is to be taken by one individual. If you want to learn as a group, please contact us at for group pricing.

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