Synbio is a diverse field with diverse applications, and the different contexts (e.g., gain-of-function research, biofuels) raise different ethical and governance challenges. The objective of this course is to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of ethical and policy/governance issues that arise in the design, conduct and application of synthetic biology. The course will begin with a short history of recombinant DNA technology and how governance of that science developed and evolved, and progress through a series of areas of application of synbio.
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Highly thought-provoking. One of the most interesting classes I have taken on Coursera.
Great topics to review bioethics from a bunch of perspectives.
fun and interesting course. very well taught by somebody obviously knowledgeable. Thanks so much.
Great course! Learn a lot of new information about governance in Synbio.
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