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2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript

This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.

What is Biotechnology?
     Pnina Laric, M.S.: Coordinates the summer and post-baccalaureate internship and training programs at NHGRI. Biotechnology is a relatively new field that covers a lot of areas. Think of it as Technology based on Biology. So for example, DNA sequencing and microarray technology are technologies that have been developed to help us solve questions in biology.
Kannapolis Middle School in NC (7th grade student)

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