Genetics, Genomics, and Society: Implications for the 21st Century

Introduction to the foundation of genomic sciences with an emphasis on recent advances and their social, ethical and policy implications. Foundational topics including DNA, proteins, genome organization, gene expression, and genetic variation will be interwoven with contemporary issues emanating from the genome revolution such as pharmacogenetics, genetic discrimination, genomics of race, genetically modified crops, and genomic testing. Genomic sciences and policy science applied to present and future societal, and particularly ethical, concerns related to genomics. Intended for non-Biology majors. Not open to students who have taken Biology 210FS, 201L or 202L. One course.

Course Number: 
BIOLOGY156
Course Level: 
100-199
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Crosslisting Numbers: 
MARINESCIENCE