Synbio is a diverse field with diverse applications, and the different contexts (e.g., gain-of-function research, biofuels) raise different ethical and governance challenges. The objective of this course is to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of ethical and policy/governance issues that arise in the design, conduct and application of synthetic biology. The course will begin with a short history of recombinant DNA technology and how governance of that science developed and evolved, and progress through a series of areas of application of synbio.
The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
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fun and interesting course. very well taught by somebody obviously knowledgeable. Thanks so much.
Highly thought-provoking. One of the most interesting classes I have taken on Coursera.
Very insightful course for young scientists and engineers to understand bioethics!
pretty good class. kind of technical but gives one some good stuff to think about