Category Archives: LEH 300 Bioethics

Leh 300: Genome a cipher, not a blueprint

PZ Myers has a nice post on how the human (or any organism’s) genome does—and does not—work: There is no blueprint, no map. That’s not how the system works. What you actually find in the genome are coding genes that … Continue reading

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Hello all! For those in the Pol 166 American Political System course, click on the tab marked Pol 166: American pol system for access to the syllabus and information about the course. I have additional information on American politics generally … Continue reading

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Leh 300 study guide

Remember, the quiz is this Tuesday. Quiz guide: 20 will appear on the quiz 1. What is a gene? 2. What is a genome? 3. What is an allele? 4. How many chromosomes total are contained in a cell of … Continue reading

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Leh 300 Bioethics: quiz guide

Ack! This is a bit late, but here it is. Remember: THE QUIZ IS ON THURSDAY Quiz guide: 20 will appear on the quiz 1. What is a gene? 2. What is a genome? 3. What is an allele? 4. … Continue reading

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Leh 300: Paper requirements

Paper 1, due March 31 Paper 2, due May 12 Each paper should typed, double-spaced, 2000-2500 words of body copy (plus references & notes), and include both a list of references and either foot- or end-notes. As to the general … Continue reading

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Leh 300-Bioethics quiz

Here she be: Quiz guide: 20 will appear on the quiz 1. What is a gene? 2. What is a genome? 3. What is an allele? 4. Where in the cell is DNA found? 5. How many chromosomes total are … Continue reading

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Leh 300: Online readings

Sorry this is a bit late—wanted to have this up earlier today—but just it time to give you something to do tonight. What? You have plans other than reading for a Friday night?! SHOCKING! Anyway, here the are: Belmont Report … Continue reading

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Politics, culture, and bioethics in the news

Pol 266—still trying to find a paper topic? Some possibilities from the NY Times: Philipinos  working abroad. Accountability in poverty reduction: UN Millennium Development Goals. Living in a garbage dump in Venezuela. Manny Pacquiao: Boxer and politician. Remembering one of … Continue reading

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Leh 300: Bioethics online required readings

As noted on the syllabus, some of the readings are available online. You can find them either through the links listed under ‘Bioethics sites & docs‘ or directly, below: Belmont Report Department of Energy Human Genome Project Information: The science … Continue reading

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LEH 300: Biopolitics

F10 Syllabus What is—or ought to be—the relationship between ethics and politics? For example, in the area of genetics and stem cell technologies, it is arguably the case that the various bioethics panels have served more to assuage an uneasy … Continue reading

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