Oct 03, 2022  
2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GPS 6125 - The Bioethics of Genomics

Cross-Listed As: GPS 4125

The course focuses upon the implications of genome technologies on our individual lives and social contracts. This course will be especially focused on immediate technologies and techniques that differentiate the bioethics of the moment from historical discussions on the implications of genetic knowledge. Topics include but are not limited to the advent and status quo of genomic technologies and information, consumer diagnostic devices, large scale human SNP data implications, personalized genomes and medicine, a history of eugenics, genetic testing, embryo screening, ownership and protection of genetic identity, the insurance implications of genomics, transgenic agriculture, genetically modified organisms, recombinant DNA technology, the implications of DNA patent law, gene replacement therapies, stem cell therapy, sports and gene doping, synthetic biology, genetic social inequality, and pharmacogenomics. 

3 Hours Lecture
3 Credits

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