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HST.930J Social Studies of Bioscience and Biotech | Health Sciences and Technology

HST.930J Social Studies of Bioscience and Biotech | Health Sciences and Technology

In this course, social, ethical and clinical issues associated with the development of new biotechnologies and their integration into clinical practice is discussed. Basic scientists, clinicians, bioethicists, and social scientists present on the following four general topics: changing political economy of biotech research; problems associated with the adaption of new biotechnologies and findings from molecular biology for clinical settings; the ethical issues that emerge from clinical research and clinical use of new technologies; and the broader social ethics of access and inequality. The course was taught is 2005; however, the concepts should be current.

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