Ch 8: Biology & Technology

About This Chapter

The short and engaging lessons in this chapter can boost your knowledge of the basics of biology and technology. Simplify the process of studying for an upcoming test by reviewing these lessons and taking multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam.

Biology & Technology - Chapter Summary

Feel confident that you have a comprehensive understanding of biology and technology using this chapter's entertaining lessons. Developed by expert instructors, the lessons provide engaging analyses of biotechnology, PCR, recombinant DNA and more. Review this chapter at your leisure. In no time, you will be able to:

  • Define and discuss the history of biotechnology
  • Share the definition, application and methods of recombinant DNA
  • Describe the use of DNA technology to determine gene function
  • List and discuss the five ingredients for performing PCR
  • Understand the practical applications of DNA technology
  • Explain safety and ethical concerns for DNA technology

Don't let your busy schedule deter you from studying the biology and technology lessons in this chapter. All lessons are available 24/7 and can be accessed using any smartphone, computer or tablet. Study whenever and however your schedule allows, and save more time by taking short quizzes to assess your existing comprehension of specific lessons. Gauge your overall understanding of this chapter using the broader practice exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: Biology & Technology
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What is Biotechnology? - Definition, History & Examples

1. What is Biotechnology? - Definition, History & Examples

Biotechnology is a broad category and includes some surprising concepts. Learn what practices and disciplines fall under this exciting and expanding classification.

Recombinant DNA: Definition, Applications & Methods

2. Recombinant DNA: Definition, Applications & Methods

This lesson is all about recombinant DNA, which is DNA that has been combined from multiple sources. If you ever wondered about GMO's or how scientists are manipulating DNA to cure diseases, this article is for you!

Using DNA Technology to Determine Gene Function

3. Using DNA Technology to Determine Gene Function

There are many genes in the human body. and we don't actually know what all of them do. So. how do we find out? Modern technology and research techniques have opened up new strategies for determining gene function, three of which we'll check out in depth.

PCR: Reagents Used in Polymerase Chain Reaction

4. PCR: Reagents Used in Polymerase Chain Reaction

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a biotechnology technique that is used to amplify pieces of DNA. In this lesson, you will learn about five ingredients necessary to perform PCR: template DNA, nucleotides, primers, buffer and Taq polymerase.

Practical Applications of DNA Technology

5. Practical Applications of DNA Technology

DNA technology is a field that has many applications for our everyday lives. In this video lesson, you will learn about some of the important contributions of DNA technology to industries such as medicine, agriculture and criminal investigation.

Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology

6. Ethical and Safety Concerns for DNA Technology

DNA technology is very powerful and has had positive influences on many fields and industries. However, DNA technology is not perfect. In this lesson, you will explore some of the safety and ethical concerns that people have regarding this field of study.

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