Science and Public Policy
Module I: Development and Valuation of Plant Genetic Resources. Science and consequences of plant breeding, biotechnology, and genetic engineering; costs and benefits of maintaining biodiversity; public policy issues and options. Module II: Genetic Technology and Society. Human genome project, scientific basis and interpretation of genetic screening; individual choice, social implications, and ethical issues.
Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission required. Students should contact B. Morton.
Link to Vergil
Note: only courses offered during the two previous semesters have active Vergil links.