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.
What is the most important thing I'll learn if I take this class?
The primary goal of this class is to help scientists think a bit more like policy makers and the public, seeing not only the incredible promise of the science they do, but also the potential risks and pitfalls, so these can be avoided or designed against at the beginning of a project, rather than at the end, when the challenges and costs are higher. Working with scholars, policy makers, and fellow learners, students will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the ethics and governance of synthetic biology.