276.75 sec. 001 - Reproductive and Genetic Technologies (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Osagie Kingsley Obasogie (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- Th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Berkeley Way West 1205
From January 23, 2020
To April 24, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 32396
Enroll Limit: 6
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
Human Reproductive and Genetic Technologies: Social, Ethical, and Legal Implications
Berkeley Way West (located at 1919 Shattuck Ave.)
Human reproductive and genetic technologies such as assisted reproduction, screening embryos to choose a child’s genetic makeup, and the prospect of personalized therapies are redefining modern medicine. If used properly, these technologies have great potential for treating disease, alleviating suffering, and improving many aspects of our daily lives. If misused, however, these technologies may lead to harmful outcomes that can undermine public health understandings of disease and health disparities as well as legal commitments to equality and human rights. This seminar examines these technologies' promise and potential peril in the context of the regulatory vacuum that currently exists in the United States. We will pay close attention to the particular implications these technologies may have for historically marginalized groups such as women, people with disabilities, and racial minorities. No particular background in the sciences is required.
This class may fulfill Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to qualify for Option 2, all students in the class must be writing a paper of 30 or more pages. Those students who wish to use this paper for the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their drafts for comment and revision.
Exam Notes: (P) Final paper
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest
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