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Genetics: Law, Policy, and Bioethics (HLTH8515)

2 credits

The course will examine a variety of legal, policy, scientific, social, and ethical issues relating to genetics and genomics. It will take an interdisciplinary approach to examination of these issues, drawing upon a diverse set of reading materials within the casebook. Topics to be covered include the intersection of law and science generally; genetics research and bioethical issues in human subject research; commercialization, ownership, and gene patenting; genetic testing and reproduction; access and liability issues; clinical applications of genetics research; and genetic privacy.

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