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
Learn how to examine the genetic diversity of complex microbial populations! Offered second half of the semester Fall 2014.
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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.