Middlebury

FYSE1107

Shaping the Future

Shaping the Future
Molecular biotechnology has provided extraordinary benefits to humankind, including the ability to cure disease, remove pollutants from the environment, and create crops that are resistant to disease. From these and other advances emerge a variety of social concerns. Should we use recombinant DNA technology to disclose our medical futures? Should we release genetically engineered organisms into the environment? Is it ethical to patent a living organism? Is it acceptable to clone animals? In this seminar we will explore these and other biotechnological advances and promote discussion and debate of the societal implications that derive from the genetic engineering revolution. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW SCI

Sections

Fall 2015

FYSE1107A-F15 Seminar (Spatafora)

Fall 2010

FYSE1107A-F10 Seminar (Spatafora)

Fall 2005

FYSE1107A-F05 Seminar (Spatafora)