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Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

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Fechas límite flexibles

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Aprox. 18 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Semana
1
18 minutos para completar

Welcome to Engineering Life: SynBio, Bioethics & Public Policy

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1 video (Total 3 minutos), 1 reading
1 video
1 lectura
Syllabus: Engineering Life10m
2 horas para completar

Recombinant DNA Technology: Science and History

We start the course by learning a bit about the history and context of the development of recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology in the 1970s, the ethics and policy issues raised by that science, and how those issues remain with us today in synthetic biology. The work of the week includes lecture videos, readings, and an interview with LeRoy Walters, who was involved in the discussions and debates about rDNA in its early years. The week will conclude with a quiz....
8 videos (Total 105 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
A Brief History of rDNA15m
A Brief History of Asilomar & the RAC19m
Interview: Dr. LeRoy Walters (Part 1)19m
Interview: Dr. LeRoy Walters (Part 2)21m
Interview: Dr. LeRoy Walters (Part 3)12m
Relevant Contemporary Policy Context5m
The Emergence of SynBio9m
1 lectura
Week 1 Readings10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Week 1 Quiz30m
Semana
2
3 horas para completar

GOF Research

In Week 2 we will learn about and discuss gain of function (GOF) research and the dual-use concerns raised by synthetic biology. The work of the week includes lecture videos, a number of outside videos, and readings. The assessment this week will be your first peer-assessed project, and will focus on identifying ethical duties related to GOF research policy....
6 videos (Total 49 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Gain of Function Research5m
Dual Use Research9m
GOF Research Case Study: H5N112m
Ethical Issues Raised by GOF Research11m
Governance and GOF Research9m
2 lecturas
Week 2 Readings10m
Additional Video Content10m
Semana
3
2 horas para completar

Biofuels

This week, we’ll learn about biofuels, the complex task of balancing the many ethical issues they raise, and the role of synthetic biology in biofuels development. The work of the week includes lecture videos, one outside video, readings, and an interview with Deborah Scott about biofuels governance. The week will conclude with a quiz....
7 videos (Total 69 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Biofuels9m
Applications5m
Case Study4m
Ethical Issues Raised by SynBio-based Biofuels8m
Interview: Deborah Scott, PhD, JD (Part 1)24m
Interview: Deborah Scott, PhD, JD (Part 2)14m
2 lecturas
Week 3 Readings10m
Additional Video Content10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Week 3 Quiz30m
Semana
4
3 horas para completar

Human Health

This week we will learn a bit about applications of synthetic biology to human health, and the ethics of human subjects research. The work of the week includes lecture videos, one outside video, and readings. The assessment this week will be your second peer-assessed project, and will build on your first project, from Week 2. This project will focus on identifying stakeholders in a policy decision, their interests in the decision, and the related ethical duties of the decision-maker....
7 videos (Total 50 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Synbio in Human Health5m
Human Genetic Modification6m
Case Study: Artemisinin6m
Case Study: GM Mosquitos8m
Ethical Issues Raised by SynBio-based Medical Applications13m
Governance of SynBio-based Medical Applications7m
2 lecturas
Week 4 Readings10m
Additional Video Content10m
4.8
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por JQJul 28th 2017

fun and interesting course. very well taught by somebody obviously knowledgeable. Thanks so much.

por TNJun 16th 2017

Highly thought-provoking. One of the most interesting classes I have taken on Coursera.

Instructor

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Debra JH Mathews, PhD, MA

Assistant Director for Science Programs
Berman Institute of Bioethics

Acerca de Universidad Johns Hopkins

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

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  • The primary goal of this class is to help scientists think a bit more like policy makers and the public, seeing not only the incredible promise of the science they do, but also the potential risks and pitfalls, so these can be avoided or designed against at the beginning of a project, rather than at the end, when the challenges and costs are higher. Working with scholars, policy makers, and fellow learners, students will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the ethics and governance of synthetic biology.

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