Unit 6 - Genetic Therapy and Human Enhancement

Description

This is the sixth unit in an extensive Course on Genomics, Ethics and, Society.  This unit (6) deals specifically with ethical issues raised by genomics in the context of human genetic therapies and human enhancement. 

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This is the sixth unit in an extensive Course on Genomics, Ethics and, Society.   It was created by Clare Palmer, Penny Riggs, T.J.Kasperbauer, Jeremy Johnson at Texas A&M University, College Station and Lauren Cifuentes, Seung Won Park and Jaime McQueen at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

This unit (6) deals specifically with ethical issues raised by genomics in the context of human genetic therapies and human enhancement. Units 1-7 each last approximately 2 weeks, and Unit 8 contains the final case study. 

This course is available for anyone to use, both in whole and in part, under a Creative Commons license.

Table of Contents

  1. Unit Navigation and Essential Question
  2. Background
  3. Selected Issues in Depth - Human Genetic Therapies and Human Enhancement
  4. Readings
  5. Undergraduate Student Discussion
  6. Graduate Student Discussion
  7. Case Analysis and Instructions
  8. Case - SUMO-1
  9. Recommended Readings
  10. Resources

This course received funding from the National Science Foundation, Award Number:1237881
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Genomics & Society - Exploring ethics, impacts and consequences of technological advances.