To understand topics in molecular biology this course focuses primarily on implementing various lab techniques, including bacterial transformation, DNA extraction, restriction enzyme digest, gel electrophoresis, and PCR. Students investigate topics including DNA, DNA replication, Mendelian genetics, GMOs, gene regulation, and protein synthesis. Students learn how these techniques may be applied in the fields of forensics, immunology, the food industry, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals. This elective class is a prerequisite for AP and IB Biology courses.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0