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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2018-2019

Palm Beach State College

BSC2421 - Introduction to Biotechnology (AA)

Credits/Clock Hours:
3 credits (3 lecture hours)

This lecture course provides a comprehensive approach to the historical and current concepts of biotechnology. It introduces principles of genomics and proteomics with emphasis on the molecular biology aspects of genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology. The course covers biotechnology product development, funding, regulation, and clinical testing. Legal, ethical and social issues will be discussed surrounding stem cells, GMOs, gene therapy, and cloning. In a lecture science course where there is a required co-requisite lab, students may withdraw from the lab class, but stay in the lecture class. (Students may also choose to withdraw from both.) Students will not be allowed to withdraw from the lecture and remain enrolled in the lab. (*)

Recommended Prerequisites: BSC1010, BSC1010L, CHM1045, CHM1045L (with a grade of C or higher); Corequisite: BSC2421L (with a grade of C or higher)

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