Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology


Stanford School of Medicine

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The co-evolution of genetic engineering and biotechnology in the last 30+ years has allowed for groundbreaking findings in molecular biology that have revolutionized our understanding of nature and its applications in society. Discovering that genetic code could be manipulated and added to various organisms led to developing transgenic techniques in yeast, plants, animals and even humans.

This course will expand your understanding of genetic research and give you the perspective to form your own opinions on controversial topics within the field. Further your knowledge of genome research, gain greater awareness of the benefits and risks, and explore the latest research and technologies advancing the science of genetic engineering and biotechnology.

This course is an elective course in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate.

What you will learn

  • Methods to produce different genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • Applications of genetic engineering in biotechnology
  • Characteristics and classes of drug development
  • Technology licensing and patents in life sciences


  • $495 per Elective Course

  • $3,445* All-Access Plan- Pay for six courses, get three free, and access them all for an entire year.
    *If you have already paid for Genetics and Genomics program courses, the total cost will be pro-rated accordingly. Our Student and Client Services team will be in contact with you to make arrangements. Contact us at

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Record of Completion

When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.


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Course Access
60-day access to the online course starts upon payment. 

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.

Final Exam
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation
Participants are required to complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.