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C9. Interpret the ethical, legal, medical, and social implications of biological data. The increasing scale and penetration of human genetic and genomic data has greatly enhanced our ability to identify disease-related loci, druggable targets, etc. and to identify potential genes for replacement with developing techniques. However, with this information also comes many ethical, legal, and social questions; suggested resolutions are often outpaced by the technological advances. As part of their scientific training, students should debate the medicinal, societal, and ethical implications of these information sets and techniques.
BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only
17 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Anthony
Biological Sciences, Toronto District School Board
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection
Complete Set of Lessons
01 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
The Genome Solver Project began as a way to teach faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics - no coding or scripting. These Lessons also work well in the undergraduate classroom, culminating with...
Exploration of the Human Genome by Investigation of Personalized SNPs
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lani C. Keller
To increase students' interest in their own genomes, this computer-based laboratory lesson is designed to be coupled with the opportunity for the students to be genotyped by the consumer sequencing...
For Sale: Iceland's Genetic History
By Oksana Hlodan
Lesson on Iceland's genetic history, published in AIBS
Genes and Civil Liberties
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Philip L. Bereano
University of Washington, Seattle
This lesson focuses on examining civil liberties issues as they relate to genetic research. Students can choose to represent an organization, real or fictional, that will report to a task force on...
Genome Solver: Complete Set of Lessons
23 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Murder by HIV? Undergraduate edition
By Naowarat (Ann) Cheeptham1, Laura B. Regassa2, Michèle I. Shuster3
1. Thompson Rivers University 2. Georgia Southern University 3. New Mexico State University
Bioinformatics case study focusing on phylogenetic tree interpretation, published in the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Yeti or not: Do they exist?
31 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith Johnson1, Adam Kleinschmit2, Jill Rulfs3, William (Bill) Morgan4
1. Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2. University of Dubuque 3. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 4. The College of Wooster
Through this 4-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.