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Biotechnology Session 2 – Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Biotechnology Session 2

Scholarships available Academic College Prep Gifted student Stem

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Date/Time: Jul 14, 2024 - Aug 2, 2024    
Ages: 12-17
Cost: $6,599.00
Registration deadline: May 3, 2024

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The Human Genome Project has sequenced all of the approximately 20,000 genes in human DNA. How did scientists gather this information? Can it help cure congenital diseases or cancer? What ethical questions does it present? In this course, we’ll explore the intersection of biology, genetics, and technology and its impact on society. We’ll review fundamental principles of cell biology and genetics, including mitosis, meiosis, and Mendelian inheritance, get to know the structure and function of DNA and RNA, and sources and types of mutations. We’ll explore biotechnology’s applications in medicine, aquaculture, agriculture, and industry, and work in the lab to isolate the DNA molecule from common bacteria and split genes using restriction enzymes. We’ll also examine DNA vaccines, conduct gel electrophoresis, and model polymerase chain reaction. You’ll leave the course with an understanding of how the field of genetics impacts society, current research in molecular biology, and insight into the future of genetic inquiry and technology.


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