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NC State has developed central teaching laboratory facilities to serve the campus community training and education needs in molecular biology skills.

Robert M. Kelly, Director

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BIT 495/595

Next-gen Forensic DNA Analysis

Forensics New for Fall 2016! Learn principles of forensic DNA sample analysis and bioinformatics. Students will develop a project, collect samples and conduct the analysis.

BIT 495/595


Epigenetics *New*-Assess alterations in epigenetic markers during cell differentiation and stress responses in mammalian tissue culture and plant systems.



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