Mar 22, 2023  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

HS 475 - Genomics: A Critical Perspective

3 credit(s)
The Helsinki Accord of 1962 expanded upon earlier documents ensuring that all subjects of human investigation would be informed of risks, and freely consent to those risks, before being subject to any experimental protocol. But genetic engineering is an experimental protocol and, on the scale currently in vogue, it subjects us all to unquantifiable risks without our consent. This course investigates these risks and weighs them objectively against imagined benefits. It encourages students to reclaim their right to give informed consent before being subjected to these risks.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or higher as a biology, chemistry, or heath science major.

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