Law and Biosciences: Genetics


Course Code:
LAW 480
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


This seminar wil focus on ethical, legal, and social issues arising from advances in our knowledge of human genetics. These include forensic uses of genetics, genetic testing, widespread whole genome sequencing, the consequences of genetics for human reproduction, and the ethics of genomic biobanks for research, among other things. Students are required to write a research paper for this course. This class is crosslisted with HRP221. Special Instructions: The class is open to all law students and to other graduate students with consent of instructor. Substantial class attendance is required; in addition, the quality of class participation will play a small role in grading. Students will be required to submit an independent research paper. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance and final paper.

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