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Title: Biotechnology and Bioethics


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Biotechnology and Bioethics
Biotechnology and SocietyBIS 411 Monday and
Wednesday 330-535UW1-020
Class Number 10 February 6,
2006 Neuropharmacology
2
How to Reach Me
E-mail sgg_at_u.washington.edu sgilbert_at_innd.org
Office UW1-246 Office hours 230 to 320 pm
Mon Wed Or by appointment
3
Evaluation
Participation throughout course (can receive
out of class lectures) Editorial 2/13/06 Ltrs
to representatives 2/15/06 Final Project
paper or ??? Choice of topic or format
2/22/06 Final project due 3/08/06 Final class
survey 3/08/06 Detail on web site
4
Class Participation
  • Participation throughout course
  • Speaking up in class
  • Complete web based surveys
  • Submission of news items or stories related to
    bioethics or society

5
Exam Results
Mean 16.5 Median 16.5
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Current Bioethical Issues
  • Can Stem Cells Cure Baldness? http//www.discover.
    com/issues/dec-04/rd/can-stem-cells-cure-baldness/

7
New Web Sites
  • Priorities for a Healthy Washington - This is the
    homepage for the Washington environmental
    community's 2006 legislative priorities. -
    http//www.environmentalpriorities.org/
  • Ancestry By DNA (real commercial genetic analysis
    of your race/ethnicity, http//www.ancestrybydna.c
    om)
  • Genochoice Create Your Own Genetically Healthy
    Child Online! (http//genochoice.com/)
  • BioCom Become a DNA donor-test online!
    (http//www.critical-art.net/biotech/biocom/biocom
    Web/index.html)

8
Interesting Seminars
  • Former federal official to discuss emergency
    contraception and women's health
  • Dr. Susan F. Wood, former assistant commissioner
    for women's health and former director of the
    Office of Women's Health at the U.S. Food and
    Drug Administration, will discuss Women's Health
    Emergency Contraception and the FDA at
  • 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Hogness Auditorium at
    the Health Sciences Center.
  • Lester Brown on Environmental Sustainability and
    the Global Economy
  • Time 700pm
  • Location The Mountaineers (300 Third Avenue
    West, Seattle 98119)
  • Cost 10 Members Students with Photo I.D. 15
    Non-members   

9
Our Health, Our Environment
Environmental Health Lecture Series Town Hall,
1119 Eighth Avenue 700 to 830 p.m. Feb 15th -
Frederick vom Saal, PhD- Plastic Promises Better
Living or Bodily Harm? March 9th - Jonathan Patz,
MD, MPH- Climate Change Is Our Health at
Stake? (info at www.iceh.org)
10
Socially / Ethical Responsible Actions
  • Taking the bus
  • Biking not driving
  • Responses from legislators?

11
Daily Quote
A little poison now and then that makes for
agreeable dreams. And much poison in the end,
for an agreeable death. Nietzsche, Thus Spoke
Zarathustra "Do not be too moral. You may cheat
yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be
not simply good be good for something." -Henry
David Thoreau
12
Daily Quote
Those who love peace must learn to organize as
well as those who love war." --Martin Luther
King Jr.
13
Editorials
NEW YORK TIMES --- EDITORIAL Seducing the Medical
Profession
14
Class 10 2/8/05
  • Fukuyama Chapter 3 4 5
  • Prolongation of life
  • and Genetic Engineering

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Biotechnology and Bioethics
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