Policy Issues in Biotechnology and Human Security
This course considers a range of advanced biotechnologies, in their health, environmental and national security contexts. It explores such issues as new bioweapons/bioterrorism, biosurveillance, genetic engineering of humans and animals, and the futurist idea of human enhancement via technology. We will discuss in detail, and through various national and regional examples, how new scientific knowledge is applied, exploited, and controlled, and how its applications are shaped. No scientific training is necessary to enrol in this course.
Subject to approval of the Head of School.