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BIO 396 Molecular Tools I/DNA Techs

Credits: 3
  • Successful completion with a B+ or higher of BIO 135 or successful completion with a C or better of BIO 283 AND successful completion with a C or higher of CHEM 152, or permission of the instructor.

In this lab-based course, students will learn modern molecular techniques for purification, modification and analysis of DNA. This includes genomic DNA extraction, plasmid purification, polymerase chain reaction, cloning, restriction digestion and DNA sequencing. The course serves as an introduction to DNA laboratory techniques that may be especially useful for students interested in pursuing careers in research or in attending graduate or professional school.