In Chapter 14 biotechnology summons modern techniques involving the manipulation of DNA, humans have been using biotechnology ever since the days of fermentation to make wine. The modern techniques of genetic engineering, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the analysis of DNA strands are discussed. Advances in the study of our own genome are covered as well as issues related to health and medicine in the form of stem cells and gene therapy. An interactive timeline of developments of our understanding of our genetic makeup is also included. This product uses the interactive capabilities of a computer. The chapter has embedded an end of chapter quiz, uses graphics, animations or user interactivity on almost all pages. This product is designed to provide bite-sized pieces of information in an effort to enhance the scientific literacy of our next generation, not to overwhelm them with sheer quantity of information. Chapter 14 section titles: What is biotechnology? • Genetic Engineering • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) • Analysis of DNA Strands • Transgenic Organisms • Ethical Issues Related to Genetically Modified Organisms • Human Genome Projects • Gene Therapy • Stem Cells • What does the future hold? • Summary of Biotechnology • Checking Your Understanding. This product works both on a Macintosh or PC computer.