Biotechnology basics

Ever wonder what is biotechnology? what about DNA or bioart? Welcome to Biotechnology Basics! Use this space to find the answers to your "What is...." questions.

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The future of science is here: Find out 5 exciting careers in biotechnology!

The future of science is here: Find out 5 exciting careers in biotechnology!

Every day, new advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering reshape our society and economy. Biotechnology (technology that uses biological systems, or “living organisms”) can help us create sustainable food and energy, new materials, innovative medicines, and much more. The biotechnology industry impacts billions of lives every year and is a cornerstone of our civilization. 

Some of the most exciting emerging careers involve biotechnology. Learn about the top 5 emerging careers in biotechnology, and how you can get involved.

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What is DNA?

What is DNA?

Most people have either heard, or used the abbreviation DNA . But do you know what DNA is ?

DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic acid. Deoxyribonucleic acid is a microscopic chemical string that is like the hard drive of living organisms —organisms  like you!

You’re probably familiar with a computer hard disk, right? The computer hard disk keeps all the necessary information the computer needs to function and execute programs. With computer hard disks, a very sharp needle reads the surface of the disk as it spins really fast to encode and extract the data. 

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