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.
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. . . Learn to use the systems revolutionizing the field of genome editing!
Find out about yeast and how it can be a useful research tool for generating biologically important products.
Examine cellular processes and rates of these metabolic reactions in biological systems. *Note: this class will be lecture/discussion format only in 2015.
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Scientists at Duke University and MIT have developed a new product that mimics the skin of cephalopods. Many members of this class of animals, which includes octopuses and cuttlefish, have the ability to quickly change the color of their skin in order to camouflage themselves in their environment. Taking a page from this biology, Stephen L. Craig, Xuanhe Zhao, and others have created an elastomer that responds to signals to produce texture and color changes similar to what a cephalopod might use to evade a predator.