Course Description

PL 187 Issues Involving the Human Genome
2 cr.
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An examination of issues such as the concept of a genetic malady, gene therapy, genetic discrimination, eugenics, prenatal diagnosis and selective abortion, DNA property rights, behavioral genetics, forensics and DNA profiling, genetic enhancement: is better always good?, the genetic disease fallacy, genetic history of mankind, health insurance and pre-existing genetic susceptibilities, etc.