How have advances in genetics affected society? What do we need to know to make ethical decisions about genetic technologies? This course includes the study of cloning, genetic enhancement, and ownership of genetic information. Course participants will acquire the tools to explore the ethics of modern genetics and learn how to integrate these issues into their classrooms.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.
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Audited this course only. Added to my knowledge and understanding. Would have liked more on ethics otherwise a great course. Highly recommended. R J Diewold M.D.\n\nRed Deer AB Canada
They have too much emphasis on the ethics of genetic research but on genetics itself, and they really should not put so much weight on peer-reviewed assignments as far as the grade go.
This course was very informative and gives an good knowledge of the basics of genetics.
This course covered a lot of ground & will be a good jumping off point.
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