Genetics and Society- online course for educators

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Genetics and Society- online course for educators


American Museum of Natural History is offering an online course called "Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators". This 4-week-long course will commence from 24th February, 2014. You can earn a verified certificate at the end of the course.

About the Course:

The AMNH course Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators explores the social, legal and ethical issues of modern-day genetics. Informed by the recently released Next Generation Science Standards, the course provides an overview of recent genetic discoveries and molecular lab techniques. Participants will acquire an understanding of the science and technology behind breakthroughs such as therapeutic cloning and the sequencing of the human genome. You will also have the opportunity to discuss and debate issues surrounding hot-button topics in genetics: If it is ethical to clone your dog, will humans be next? Should we care if our food is genetically modified? What are the pros and cons of gene therapy? Course participants will bring their understanding of modern genetics and associated ethical issues - along with content resources, discussion questions, and assignments - into their own teaching.

Rob DeSalle and David Randle will be the course instructors.

The course will have a workload of 5-8 hours of work/week.

It will be taught in English and subtitles will be available in English.

For further information and to register click here

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