Biotechnology is a rapidly growing field that uses research tools from biology and chemistry to find solutions to current scientific problems. Some biotechnology professionals look for the genetic basis of disease or factors that affect lifespan. Others focus on solving food shortages, the climate crisis, or criminal investigations.
There is a broad assortment of biotechnology resources to support learning in PBS LearningMedia including this biotechnology collection from WGBH.
Students learn about biotechnology applications, concepts, tools and techniques, and career options with resources in this collection. These resources explore common laboratory techniques used for treating disease and improving diagnosis, and examine the ethical debate over such research. Career profiles demonstrate the multifaceted nature of biotechnology jobs and the wide range of opportunities in this field.
Here is a small sampling of QUEST biotechnology resources in PBS LearningMedia.