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Health Science and Medical Technology Industry Sector –
Biotechnology Research and Development Pathway

The Biotechnology Science Education Collection has been created to help educators find the best QUEST media resources aligned with the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards for Grades 7-12. These resources—videos, audio pieces and blog posts—may be used to introduce, reinforce or review topics covered in class and demonstrate real-world application of essential concepts within the industry. Find all of the QUEST resources that correspond best to the Health Science and Medical Technology Industry Sector—Biotechnology Research and Development Pathway standards listed below.

CTE Standard A.1.0

Students know the role of the biotechnology industry and biotechnology product development in curing diseases.

QUEST Resources

Note: An asterisk (*) next to the resource signifies that there is an associated QUEST Educator Guide.

Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic* (video)
Alzheimer’s: Is the Cure in the Genes?* (video)
Stem Cells and Horses* (audio)
Stem Cell Gold Rush* (video)
Medicine from the Ocean Floor* (audio)
Genetic Testing through the Web* (video)
Forensic Identification* (video)
Using DNA to Stop Dogfighting (audio)
Personalized Medicine (audio)
California Takes the Lead on Stem Cell Research (audio)
Science on the SPOT: New Hope for Heart Repair (video)
Growing Skin (video)

CTE Standard A.2.0

Students know the fundamentals of mathematical and scientific concepts related to biotechnology.

QUEST Resources

Note: An asterisk (*) next to the resource signifies that there is an associated QUEST Educator Guide.

Decoding Synthetic Biology* (video)
Forensic Identification* (video)
UCSF Scientists Bio Hack Bacteria (blog)
Mammoth Resurrection (blog)

CTE Standard A.3.0

Students understand the role of recombinant DNA and genetic engineering, bioprocessing, monoclonal antibody production, separation and purification of biotechnology products, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics in biotechnical product development.

QUEST Resources

Note: An asterisk (*) next to the resource signifies that there is an associated QUEST Educator Guide.

Reverse Evolution Machine* (video)
Decoding Synthetic Biology* (video)
Mammoth Resurrection (blog)
Designer Biofuels* (audio)
Biofuels: Beyond Ethanol* (video)
Algae Power (video)
From Waste to Watts: Biofuel Bonanza* (video)
Growing Skin (video)

CTE Standard A.5.0

Students understand biotechnology product design and development, laboratory procedures, product licensure, and the regulatory process for product development and clinical trials.

QUEST Resources

Note: An asterisk (*) next to the resource signifies that there is an associated QUEST Educator Guide.

Stem Cells and Horses* (audio)
Stem Cell Gold Rush* (video)
New Life for Embryonic Stem Cell Research* (audio)

CTE Standard A.6.0

Students understand the ethical, moral, legal, and cultural issues related to the use of biotechnology research and product development.

QUEST Resources

Note: An asterisk (*) next to the resource signifies that there is an associated QUEST Educator Guide.

Genetic Testing through the Web* (video)
Alzheimer’s: Is the Cure in the Genes?* (video)
Stem Cell Gold Rush* (video)
New Life for Embryonic Stem Cell Research* (audio)
Personalized Medicine (audio)

Blog Author

Dr. Barry Starr
Dr. Barry Starr is a Geneticist-in-Residence at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA and runs their Stanford at The Tech program. The program is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Stanford Department of Genetics and The Tech Museum of Innovation. Together these two partners created the Genetics: Technology with a Twist exhibition.

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