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The Gene II

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ClassGraphic Using the second half of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s masterful book, The Gene, An Intimate History (Scribner, 2016), we continue exploration of the history, science and role of genetics in our lives. We will examine recent research into genetic manipulations and the implications introduced by our ability to read and write the human genome. Mukherjee urges us to ponder both the science and the moral questions that follow. “What if we learned to change our genetic code intentionally? If such technologies were available, who would control them, and who would ensure their safety? Who would be the masters, and who the victims, of this technology? How would the acquisition and control of this knowledge — and its inevitable invasion of our private and public lives — alter the way we imagine our societies, our children, and ourselves?” The class will be enhanced by great discussants addressing issues raised in applications of the science. All are welcome to join us on this fascinating journey. If you have not participated in the first term, you are urged to study the first three parts of the book before undertaking this class. We will provide you with helpful videos to support your understanding. Computer access is required. Note: No class on 05/28/18

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Ellen Elpern2.Joan Sophie 



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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/28/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/5/2018 - 6/4/2018 Weekly - Mon 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Joan Sophie  ; Ellen Elpern  ClassRoom