CHEM 1908: DNA

3 CreditsFreshman Seminar

DNA, the molecule of life. DNA is found in every known living organism yet is the very molecule responsible for the incredible diversity found in life. Considering the central role DNA plays in biology its impact on science, industry and society is not surprising. What may be surprising is that it is only in the past several decades that technological advances have allowed us to begin to fully realize the potential of genomics research. As with many advances in science this quickly growing field has raised a number of social and ethical challenges. This course will examine a range of DNA related topics considering scientific, historical, social and ethical perspectives. Topics will include the discovery of DNA, DNA in forensics, technology of DNA sequencing, genetically modified foods and personal genomic testing.

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