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"Biotechnology: Body of knowledge related to the use of organisms, cells or cell-derived constituents for the purpose of developing products which are technically, scientifically and clinically useful. Alteration of biologic function at the molecular level (i.e., GENETIC ENGINEERING) is a central focus; laboratory methods used include TRANSFECTION and CLONING technologies, sequence and structure analysis algorithms, computer databases, and gene and protein structure function analysis and prediction." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Biotechnology Organizations

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) 
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology


Glossary of Biotechnology Terms
eBID - Biotechnology Interactive Dictionary
Glossary of Agricultural Biotechnology Terms - This is a brief glossary of terms provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Online Resources

Biotechnology-GeneEd – This resource is developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine and the National Human Genome Institute, NIH. Selected links to biotechnology resources such as articles, animation, tutorials, videos, games and other teacher resources are included.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute: BioInteractive/Genetic Engineering – Educational animations.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute: BioInteractive/Biotechnology – Multimedia educational resources that match the search for “biotechnology."
University of California Seed Biotechnology Center – Collection of biotechnology online tutorials.
Biotech Basics - This is a series of online lessons for basic biotechnology concepts provided by the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.
Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) – The focus of this resource is agricultural biotechnology.  ISB, provided by Virginia Tech, includes documents and searchable databases on the development, testing, and regulatory review of genetically modified plants, animals and microorganisms in the the United States and broader areas.
Agricultural Biotechnology – Some brief information provided by the USDA.
Biotechnology Regulatory Service (BRS) – USDA website with information about the regulatory aspects of biotechnology in the United States.
BiotechU.com – This free online course focuses on the business of biotechnology. The instructor is Yali Friedman, Ph.D., chief editor and publisher of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology.
Scitable by Nature Education - This link takes you to the search results for the term "biotechnology" on Scitable, A Collaborative Learning Space for Science, provided by the Nature Publishing Group.

Biotechnology and Data

PubMed Searches

Biotechnology and Data
(biotechnology[mh] OR biotechnology[ta]) AND data[ti]

Biotechnology Metadata

Digital Curation Centre (DCC) - Metadata standards search results for “Biology

Biotechnology Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Data Dryad
Minimum Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigations

last edited 11/1/2019