Yogurt, biofuel, biodegradable plastics, and antibiotics are all examples of products
based on biotechnology research and manufacturing techniques. It turns out that
all living things are made of cells and share the same basic cellular machinery.
This simple fact has allowed scientists to apply the same techniques to tackle very
different problems. You can explore some of these techniques for yourself with projects
from the biotechnology techniques science project lists. The topics you can try
Exploring genetic engineering techniques, such as isolating and/or manipulating
DNA to produce new products
Using enzymes to speed up the rate of natural chemical reactions
Experimenting with gel electrophoresis, a common method for separating DNA for
a number of uses, including forensic identification
Purifying proteins and other macromolecules using chromatography
Explore the biological world one cutting-edge technique at a time!
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