Teaching

Genetics, Ethics and the Law (HGEN 660)

The objectives of this course are to: 1) introduce students to legal, ethical and policy scholarship in genetics and related “omics” disciplines; 2) promote interdisciplinary collaboration and debate as a means of enriching scientific practices; 3) enable students to develop analytical research skills and a critical perspective on the legal, ethical and policy issues that can arise in genetic research and in clinical genetics.

 

Genetics in Medicine (HGEN 400)

Using clinical vignettes, this course will emphasize the principles, ethical and legal aspects of human heredity in medical genetics in the context of nature and genetic diversity of the human population (2 lectures).

 

Topics on the Human Genome (BIOL 568)

The course will cover cellular and molecular approaches to characterization of the human genome, including the Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Human Genomics Research (3 lectures).