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The Biotechnology (BIT) Program at NC State offers a wide variety of laboratory-based courses that cover core, in addition to emerging, aspects of molecular biology.

Robert M. Kelly, Director

Scott Witherow, NCSU Biotechnology postdoc

Featured course

BIT 815

Deep Sequencing Analysis

815dsa New updates to this popular class!

BIT Minor

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Pipette Are you thinking of adding a Biotechnology Minor to your degree? Follow the 'Minors' link in the menu above to see what the requirements are and what you need to do to declare a minor!

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Popular Science

Humans May Have Fewer Genes Than Worms

Once upon a time in the 1960s, scientists thought the human genome might contain as many as 2 million genes, units of DNA that code for proteins. But ever since then, the estimated number has been steadily shrinking. A new study suggests that the human genome could contain as few as 19,000 protein-coding genes, fewer than nematode worms.