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Reprogenetics: Science and Social Policy
MB&B 111
Spring 2011 not offered

In this course we will explore the blending of reproduction and genetics exemplified by developments such as in vitro fertilization, third-party reproduction, prenatal testing or genetic disease, prenatal sex selection, embryonic stem cell research, and the future possibilities of human cloning and the alteration of embryonic genes to create "designer babies." We will begin by examining the basic biology underlying human reproduction and genetics. This will lay the foundation for a critical discussion of the scientific, social, and ethical concerns raised by these interventions.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MB&B
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUN-12-2024
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