Learn about the techniques and outcomes of genetic technology, and discover how North Carolina scientists are using genetic technology to turn soybeans into vaccines, and to strengthen silkworm silk using spider DNA.
Learn about biotechnology, and discover how a new biotechnology technique developed by North Carolina scientists can be used to remove the allergy-causing proteins in peanuts.
Because all vertebrates have a common ancestor, the process of development from egg to embryo is the same for both humans and fish. Learn how scientists use the ghostly transparent strand of zebrafish to test hypotheses on a fish instead of a human. Two sets of academic researchers better understand therapies and cancers by using this model organism.
Learn about how biotechnology is used to affect living organisms, especially in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and alternative energy industries. Then explore how scientists in North Carolina are using biotechnology to develop new pharmaceutical drugs that will better treat diseases such as diabetes.
UNC-TV Science Week in Review: November 21, 2013