Biotechnology and the Law

Division of Online Learning

This course will examine a variety of legal, policy, scientific, social, and ethical issues in the realm of biotechnology. Biotechnology is actually a set of enabling technologies across many scientific disciplines: biology, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, chemical engineering, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer science, and mathematics. Course topics will include examination of foundational technologies such as recombinant DNA technology; current applications, including nanobiotechnology and synthetic biology; research and development; funding; academic-industry relationships; human subjects research and institutional review of clinical trials; regulatory oversight by federal agencies; data, privacy, and security issues; and protection of intellectual property.

Master of Science in Jurisprudence Online Degree | Open House - February 7, 2015