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TMCE 8056 Human Genetics and Biotechnologies:Challenges for Theological Ethics (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The course examines, first, the ethical issues raised by human genetics. It focuses on: genetic information, testing, screening, therapy, pharmacogenomics, and enhancement. Second, it studies new biotechnologies that rely on genetics (synthetic biology and regenerative medicine). Third, it discusses current biotechnological developments in neurosciences, oncofertility, nanotechnology, cyborg technologies, and artificial intelligence. In dialogue with philosophers and theologians, the proposed theological approach addresses the ethical issues that surface in research, in clinical practice, and in pastoral settings.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrea Vicini, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO7822

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Last Updated: 18-Dec-13