PHG 300 - Public Health Genomics: Implications for the Modern World
Autumn 2012 -- Monday & Wednesday 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. – Kane Hall 110
- PHG 300A, 5 credits – SLN 18395
- PHG 300B, 3 credits – SLN 22252
Meets undergraduate General Education "Areas of Knowledge" course requirement for "Individuals & Society" and "The Natural World". No prerequisites.
Have you wondered if your destiny is written in the stars or your genes? Occupy the Human Genome: Do you trust private companies with your genetic information? A man in Tennessee got a lighter sentence after a brutal murder because he had a Violence Gene: Can your genes "make you do it"?
In this course, offered by the UW Institute for Public Health Genetics, we'll talk about how genetic developments are actively changing the world around us and how genes continue to connect us. The course surveys compelling genetic and social issues emerging in the wake of the Human Genome Project; for example, many fresh genomic applications have ethical, societal, political and legal dimensions that are only just beginning to be appreciated. This is a course developed recently for undergraduates.
(Updated Sept 11, 2012)