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Title: Biotechnology and Bioethics


1
Biotechnology and Bioethics
Biotechnology and SocietyBIS 411Monday and
Wednesday 330-535UW1-020
Class Number 17 March 1, 2006 Fukuyama CH
10, 11, 12
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) Final Project paper or
??? Final project/paper 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
Current Bioethical Issues
  • Real people concerning the stem cell debate. -
    http//www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/july04/stemcells
    .html
  • Speech Frist on the floor of the senate (audio)
    - http//audio.pbs.org8080/ramgen/newshour/expans
    ion/2005/07/29/frist28.rm?altplayfrist28.rm
  • NYT 2/28/06 - Tortured Logic
  • Seattle times 2/28/06 - Biotech deserves to be at
    WSU - http//seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editor
    ialsopinion/2002638411_builded22.html
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled "USDA falls
    short on biotech crops. - http//www.startribune.c
    om/561/story/196017.html
  • NYT 2/28/06 - Vatican Summit Looks at Selecting
    Embryos

6
Current Bioethical Issues
  • Environmental Health News - http//www.environment
    alhealthnews.org/

7
New Web Sites
The RNAi animation in Nature http//www.nature.com
/focus/rnai/animations/index.html LINK KCBA
Drug Policy Project Drug Policy Resolution and
Supporting Documents http//www.kcba.org/druglaw/p
roposal.html LINK
8
UW Human Subjects Division
  • UW Human Subjects Division
  • Review HSDs new web site
  • potential first-time researchers
  • students potentially interested in participating
    on an IRB
  • and/or potential research participants.
  • UW - Human Subjects Division http//www.washingto
    n.edu/research/hsd/index.php
  • LINK

9
Our Health, Our Environment
Environmental Health Lecture Series Town Hall,
1119 Eighth Avenue 700 to 830 p.m. 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
  • ??

11
Daily Quote
We should not allow theology, philosophy, or
politics to interfere with the decisions we make
on this issue. Congressman Ted Strickland,
Ohio, 2001
12
Daily Quote
"wisdom becomes knowledge when it becomes your
personal experience. Yogi Bhajan
13
Final Project
Emphasis the bioethical issues
14
Editorial
xx
15
Papers on Ethical Issues
  • Not ethical - why??
  • Ethical issues which ones??
  • Good? What good?
  • Ethical obligation? What obligations?
  • Do not ask questions answer them.
  • Be Concrete!!
  • Do not write like you speak.

16
Class 18 3/6/06
Human Research Review UW Human Subject web site
17
Last Class 20 3/8/06
Hand in Paper Steven Collins International
issues of biotech and bioethics Class evaluation
18
Biotechnology and Bioethics
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