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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

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STSH 4420 - Biofutures


This course examines the forefronts of genetics and biotechnology, and their social and ethical implications, through multiple lenses: writings of scientists and science fiction writers, and historians, philosophers, and anthropologists of the life sciences. Topics may include: genetic testing and gene therapy; sports medicine; cosmetic psychopharmacology; patents and intellectual property; transgenic organisms; organ transplants and artificial organs; stem cell research; genetic enhancement; artificial life; cloning; and other related topics.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: any STS course or permission of the instructor.

When Offered: Spring term annually .



Credit Hours: 4



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