Science / Genetics / Biotechnology: A set of biological techniques developed through basic research and now applied to research and product development. In particular, biotechnology refers to the use by industry of recombinant dna, cell fusion, and new bioprocessing techniques.


Business / Taxes / NASDAQ: NASDAQ is the world's oldest electronic stock market and the largest stock exchange in the United States. It has no central trading location or exchange floor. Instead it uses a fully automated, open MORE

Sector Fund

Business / Taxes / Sector Fund: Sector mutual funds, also called specialty or specialized funds, concentrate their investments in a single segment of an industry, such as biotechnology, natural resources, utilities, or regional bank MORE

NASDAQ Composite Index

Business / Taxes / NASDAQ Composite Index: The NASDAQ Composite index tracks the prices of all of the securities traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market. That makes it a broader measure of market activity than the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) MORE

Restriction Enzymes

Science / Biology / Restriction Enzymes: A series of enzymes that attach to DNA molecules at specific nucleotide sequences and cut both strands of DNA at those sites. A bacterial enzyme that cuts DNA at a specific recognition sequence. This MORE

Reverse Transcription

Science / Biology / Reverse Transcription: Process of transcribing a single-stranded DNA from a single-stranded RNA (the reverse of transcription); used by retroviruses as well as in biotechnology. MORE