Teaching materials surrounding ethical issues in synthetic biology

 

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Ethics in Synthetic Biology

Lisa Scheifele, Fran Sandmeier

Version: 3.0

This collection of five activities provide students with an introduction to thinking about ethical concerns in human genome synthesis, gene editing, metabolic engineering, and synthetic genomes.
biostatistics, statistical analysis, avian malaria, Summer Workshop 2018, Poster, Reference material, Abstract, Workshop material
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This contains teaching material - powerpoints and handouts that can be adapted for lectures and/or discussion groups.
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Should we synthesize a human genome?

Lisa Scheifele

Version: 1.0

Two articles introducing the Human Genome Project-Write and asking questions about the ethics of the project.
biostatistics, statistical analysis, avian malaria, Summer Workshop 2018, Poster, Reference material, Abstract, Workshop material
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Ethics of Metabolic engineering

Lisa Scheifele

Version: 1.0

This is an ethical reflection for students on an issue in metabolic engineering and the potential for "home-brew" morphine. The case study asks students to reflect on material in the linked article. Also included is the grading rubric.
biostatistics, statistical analysis, avian malaria, Summer Workshop 2018, Poster, Reference material, Abstract, Workshop material
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Ethics in synthetic genomics

Lisa Scheifele

Version: 1.0

This is an ethical reflection for students on an issue in genome engineering and the synthesis of potentially infectious viruses. The case study asks students to reflect on material in the linked article. Also included is the grading rubric.
biostatistics, statistical analysis, avian malaria, Summer Workshop 2018, Poster, Reference material, Abstract, Workshop material
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Ethics of Gene Editing

Lisa Scheifele

Version: 1.0

This is an ethical reflection for students on an issue in gene editing. The case study asks students to reflect on material in the two linked articles. Also included is the grading rubric.
biostatistics, statistical analysis, avian malaria, Summer Workshop 2018, Poster, Reference material, Abstract, Workshop material
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