Bioethics, Law and the Life Sceinces

TitleBioethics, Law and the Life Sceinces
Publication TypeSyllabi
AuthorsJassanoff, S
Corporate AuthorsHarvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government,
PublisherHarvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Year of Publication2012
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThis syllabus from the spring of 2012 is from the course "Bioethics, Law and the Life Sciences," taught by Dr. Shelia Jasanoff at Harvard's Kennedy School. The course looks at how developments in biotechnology and the life sciences have called into question the adequacy of existing policy approaches and instruments for dealing with bioethics issues such as privacy, informed consent, health care, and other areas. Through reading primary materials and relevant secondary sources, this course seeks to identify and explore salient ethical, legal, and policy issues—and possible solutions—associated with these developments. The syllabus includes required readings, class assignments, and a breakdown of topics and readings for each class.
KeywordsBIOENGINEERING , BIOETHICS , Emerging Technologies , Environmental Sciences , Informed Consent , Intellectual Property and Patents , Law and Public Policy , Privacy and Surveillance , Science and Technology Studies
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