In today’s world, biotechnology influences daily decisions regarding food, energy and health. To responsibly evaluate these choices we all need to understand DNA, the role of genetics in disease and the impact of biotechnology on agriculture, medicine and the environment.
At HudsonAlpha’s free public education seminar, Biotech 101, you will learn how biotechnology affects your everyday life. The four-week series is an introduction to the field of biotechnology and the influence of genetics on human health and disease. Over the course of the four weekly sessions, participants learn DNA basics and the relevance of genetics and genomics in medicine, agriculture and the environment. Taught by Neil Lamb, PhD, each session includes a primer on a variety of basic genetic concepts followed by examples of these concepts in a research and/or commercial setting.