Unit Navigation and Essential Question


This page contains unit navigation and essential questions for unit five of the Course on Genomics, Ethics and Society.


How to Navigate this Unit

This unit has a number of different sections. An "Essential Question" is provided at the beginning; the idea is for you to bear this question in mind while you're going through all the material in this unit. The "Background" section provides an introduction to conservation genomics, what it's currently used for, and what it promises for the future; and also provides an overview of some of the key social and ethical issues raised by genomics and wild organisms. The "Selected Issues In Depth" section examines some of these issues more closely, with film clips from experts in the field. The readings required and recommended to support this unit are available in the "Readings" folder. The Discussion section on conservation genomics will be opened for you and your fellow students at the determined date for discussion in this section. There is also an assessed Case Study on conservation genomics. We have also provided an "Additional Resources" section, with links to other relevant information on conservation genomics including articles and websites.

Unit 5 Essential Question

How do human alterations of environmental conditions change global genomic biodiversity, and what are the consequences of these activities?

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