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Courses - Spring 2024
Biological Sciences Program Department Site
Open Seats as of
02/26/2024 at 10:30 PM
Special Topics in Biological Sciences at Shady Grove; Bioethics of Biotechnology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
From agricultural technologies such as genetically engineered corn/rice with betacarotene to optimize vitamin A synthesis, to the use of CRISPR to edit genes of interest in animal and human embryos, biotechnological breakthroughs often raise ethical concerns that need to be examined and addressed. This course will explore how philosophical concepts/theories and social policies can be used to study and reflect on some of the complex ethical issues in emerging biotechnological research.

Restrictions: Restricted to Biological Sciences Majors at Shady Grove. Does not count towards Biology major requirements.