Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators


How have advances in genetics affected society? What do we need to know to make ethical decisions about genetic technologies? This course includes the study of cloning, genetic enhancement, and ownership of genetic information. Course participants will acquire the tools to explore the ethics of modern genetics and learn how to integrate these issues into their classrooms.

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What is Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators by American Museum of Natural History?

Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators is a learning resource for Genetics. It is available in the following format(s): Online class. It is suited for High School - College students.

What grade level is Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators by American Museum of Natural History appropriate for?

It is designed for High School - College students, but could be useful for students of other ages as well; please look at the description and images to determine suitability.

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