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Foundations in Biotechnology

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General applications (1)
History (4)
Scientific method (1)
Terminology (2)

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View Resource Overview of Biotechnology at the End of the 20th Century

Modern Biotechnology fuses biology with industrial processes. Here are some resources related to bioprocessing and fermentation from Sonia Wallman at New Hampshire Community Technical College.

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http://www.bio-link.org/GMP/bioproc1.htm
View Resource Pharmaceutical Regulation in the United States: History and a Case Study

Drugs are regulated in the United States by the FDA. This exercise reviews the history of some FDA regulations. The Case Study describes the impact one FDA official had by stopping a dangerous drug from coming on the market in the US. A classroom discussion underscores the importance of regulating new drugs.

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http://www.bio-link.org/GMP/KELPOST.html
View Resource Biotechnology Books

Annotated bibliography of useful books related to biotechnology. This project was started by Jim Dekloe; although the list has not been updated since 2003, it is still useful. The topics covered here include general biotechnology books, bioinformatics and genome projects, immunology, food biochemistry, and many more. Bio-Link staff are currently revising this document (2010).

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http://www.bio-link.org/GMP/Reviews.htm
View Resource BEN Web Archive

BiosciEdNet or BEN is a digital library portal for teaching and learning in the Biological sciences and is the National Science Digital Library Pathway for biological sciences education. NSDL Pathways partners are aggregators of appropriate resources and user services for their communities. The BEN portal provides a searchable web archive on a wide range of topics within the biological sciences...

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View Resource The Science of Science Writing

This is an excellent article about the need for clear writing in the sciences. It also looks at specific language problems and suggests ways to avoid them.

http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/the-science-of-s...
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