This course will examine the basic concepts of biotechnology and the instrumentation and techniques used in the manipulation of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). Students will learn how biotechnology's tools and techniques are being used to help identify and fight disease, with a special emphasis on tools that help detect viral infections such as COVID-19. This course will also examine the ethical and privacy issues associated with genetic testing.
- Class Number: 23558
- 2021 Schedule: 2:30PM to 3:50PM PDT
- Online Format - Synchronous: This course is taught in real-time, and students are expected to attend virtual sessions at specific times during the week.