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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 3 January 11, 2006
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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)
  • Exam on basics - 2/1/06
  • This I Believe - 1/25/06
  • Editorial 2/13/06
  • Ltrs to representatives 1/30/06, 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
Current Bioethical Issues
  • NYT

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New Web Sites
  • Toxicology Education Foundation
    http//www.tox-edfoundation.org/ Video Is It
    Safe

7
Our Health, Our Environment
  • Environmental Health Lecture Series
  • Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue
  • 700 to 830 p.m.
  • Jan 25th - Lawrence Frank, PhD- Urban Lifestyles
    and the Built Environment Healthier by Design.
  • 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)

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Socially / Ethical Responsible Actions
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service What will
    you do ?

9
Daily Quote
Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
what are you doing for others? Martin Luther
King, Jr.
10
Interesting
Business Week - January 16, 2006 Online Extra
Salmon That Grow Up Fast The Seattle
Post-Intelligencer, January 10, 2006 - System
unfair to part-time faculty
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Ban Harmful Chemicals in Toys
California Focus Ban Harmful Chemicals in
ToysToys often contain harmful chemicals. In
California, AB 319 will be voted on this month.
If passed, the bill would prohibit the
manufacture, sale or distribution of any toy or
childcare article for children ages three or
younger that contains bisphenol-A, which can
increase the risk of breast cancer. The bill
would also ban products containing phthalates
that can be placed in a childs mouth phthalates
have also been linked to increased breast cancer
risk.
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WBBA
Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical
Association. www.wabio.com
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Biotechnology and Bioethics
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