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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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Science, ethics, and politics in the news: Who knew? (266, Leh 300)

What we are and who we are: Scientists decode genomes of five Africans, including Archbishop Tutu. Making babies and taking tests: Testing curbs some genetic diseases. Myths obscure voodoo, source of comfort in Haiti: Well, okay—now howzabout telling us what … Continue reading

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Science quiz study guide (LEH 300)

Here it is—have at it: 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 is DNA found? [location in cell] 5. How many chromosomes … Continue reading

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Testing, 1, 2; testing. . . (Leh 300)

Some information from the Center for Genetics and Society: Healthy embryos show chromosome flaws Genetic ‘MoT’ for disease free babies Preimplantation genetic diagnosis may pose neurological risks Check out the CGS’s blog for other posts on genetics & reproductive techs.

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Questions for de quiz (LEH 300)

All right, as promised, the questions for the quiz: I’ll choose 20 questions from this list. Again, all of the answers can be found in the online material; note that the ‘Stem Cell Basics’ document (in pdf) contains a glossary. … Continue reading

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Bioethics: the underlined works (Leh 300)

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: Department of Energy Human Genome Project Information: The science behind the … Continue reading

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