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Focuses on modern technologies with exponential growth and their impact on global quality of life through weekly updated Wiki class project (in-depth case studies on synthetic biology applied to personal genomics). Integrating knowledge, tools for research, and commercial decision-making concerning new aspects of bioengineering, personalized medicine, genetically modified organisms, and stem cells. Interplays of biophysical, ecological, economic, and social/ethical modeling will be explored through multi-disciplinary teams of students, and individual brief reports.
This course can be cross-registered through MIT under HST.510
Potential course projects
Synthetic Biology for Personalized Medicine (H. sapiens 2.0)
- Meeting time: Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm
- First class Wed 4-Feb-2009.
- Location: Cannon Room (Building C, Room 114)
- No exams
- No prerequisites
- Grading: Based on problem assignments and project milestones.
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