Biotechnology conference to focus on ‘Genetic Solutions for Today’s World’

A day-long conference in Dallas next month will feature seminars on biofuels, cloned livestock and other current topics in biotechnology.

The seventh annual Biotechnology Educators Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 14 at the Texas A&M University System Research and Extension Center in Dallas, 17360 Coit Road.

The seminars target science teachers, Extension agents and corporate and governmental professionals who work in the field, said Rebecca Parker, Extension’s regional director of programs in agriculture and natural science.

Topics will include “biotechnology in today’s chemistry,” “gene therapy” and “transgenic crops,” according to the conference itinerary.

“They’re actually going to be teaching them how to do hands-on experiments,” Parker said.

The conference will include two featured speakers: Dr. Fuller Bazer, associate vice president for research in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Mona Khanna, medical reporter with KTVT television, a CBS affiliate in Dallas.

Bazer is scheduled to discuss cloned livestock in the food supply. Khanna will cover advances in medicine.

Registration is $10 and includes barbecue for lunch. For information, go online to or call Alana Williams, 972-952-9258.

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