Resource Library

The curriculum resources listed here support the Amgen Biotech Experience. Resources are provided in partnership with Amgen, WGBH, PBS LearningMedia, Alan Marnett, and BenchFly.

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Visit https://www.amgenscience.com/alzheimers-bace-race/ for a discussion on a collaboration by Amgen and Novartis to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
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Visit https://www.amgenscience.com/#the-new-genetics/chapter1/1 for an overview of how Amgen is using genetics to identify new drug targets.
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Visit https://www.amgenscience.com/the-shape-of-drugs-to-come/ for highlights on the ever-expanding toolkit of new drug modalities that scientists are designing to fight disease.
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2009 WGBH Educational Foundation
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Khan Academy
DNA is composed of two strands of nucleotides held together by hydrogen bonding. The strands each run from 5' to 3' and run in antiparallel, or opposite, directions from one another.
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2009 WGBH Educational Foundation
Andres Berrio is an associate scientist with the biotechnology company, Biogen. In this video produced by WGBH, Andres talks about his career path, his background as an unmotivated student, the guidance counselor who helped turn his life around, his discovery that he liked learning, and what it takes to succeed in the biotechnology field.
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PBS Learning Media
(2:55) This video looks at new technologies and policies that could offset the aviation industry's substantial greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the total passenger miles a plane can fly on a gallon of fuel.
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Khan Academy
The next steps in DNA cloning are bacterial transformation and selection. Once we have the recombinant DNA with your gene of interest, it is inserted into bacteria (transformation) and those bacteria that contain the plasmid we’re looking for are selected. We can then induce those bacteria to produce the protein we’re interested in (whether it is red fluorescent protein or a medical product such as insulin) and purify it.
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PBS Learning Media
A biodome is a container for growing plants that doesn't need watering. Learn how to make one in this activity from Zoom.

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