Oct 3rd 2016

Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators (Coursera)

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.


Week 1: Introduction and From Mendel to 1000 Genomes

Week 2: DNA Fingerprinting, Cloning, and the Future

Week 3: Genomics in Medicine

Week 4: Genomes, Agriculture, and Society