University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


Course Description

40-320 Genetics: Our Uncertain Heritage F(3-0)

An examination of the ethical, social, and political issues arising from genetic manipulation, reproductive intervention and biotechnology through the joint application of principles of modern genetics and moral philosophy. Topics include eugenics, cloning, surrogate parenting, abortion, gene therapy, DNA fingerprinting and genetic diagnosis. Related issues such as scientific freedom, access to genetic information and public policy are also considered. Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 40-200.

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