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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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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Dates limites flexibles

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Recommandé : 5-8 hours/week

Approx. 8 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

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Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Introduction and From Mendel to 1000 Genomes

You will explore the history of genetics and genomics, and be introduced to ways of thinking ethically about issues involving genetic technology. You will learn how ethical issues can be used to spark your students’ interest, and how to uncover students’ misconceptions. ...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 25 min), 6 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Introduction to the Course1 min
The Broad Timeline of Genetics12 min
Teaching Genetics Through an Exploration of Ethical Issues9 min
Reading6 lectures
Syllabus10 min
Resources10 min
Genetics: A Short History10 min
Nature and Nurture10 min
Thinking Ethically10 min
Advancing Technology and the Need for Expanding Ethical Concerns10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 1 Quiz20 min

2

Section
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4 heures pour terminer

DNA Fingerprinting, Cloning, and the Future

You will explore systems biology, stem cells, and cloning and the applications of these technologies. You will also learn about the ethics of cloning, which will be the basis for your written assignment, which opens this week. ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 51 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Science Bulletins: Cloning and Conservation9 min
Teaching with the Next Generation Science Standards15 min
Next Generation Science Standards12 min
Peer-Graded Assignment Overview4 min
Reading3 lectures
Cloning: How and Why?10 min
DNA Fingerprinting, Individual Identification and Ancestry10 min
Tools and Techniques in the Modern Molecular Laboratory10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 2 Quiz20 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Genomics in Medicine

You will see how genetic information is being used to individualize medical treatments and take a video tour of the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History. You will also apply the Science and Engineering practices from A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Education Standards in considering how to engage students in discussion about ethics....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 41 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Lab Tour with Dr. DeSalle7 min
Using “Genethics” with Students6 min
Science Bulletins: Stem Cells: Developing New Cures6 min
Science Bulletins: Stem Cell Advance Study of Lou Gehrig’s Disease2 min
Science Bulletins: Stem Cells Made from Eggs Alone2 min
Science Bulletins: Genes and Health – Moving Beyond Race6 min
Reading4 lectures
Epigenetics and the Epigenome10 min
Human Variation Versus Ethnic Groups and Pharmacogenomics10 min
Redesigning the Self: The Promise and Perils of Genetic Enhancement10 min
A Modern Day Genetic Testing Conundrum10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 Quiz20 min

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Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Genomes, Agriculture, and Society

This week you will learn about the societal implications of genetically modified food, and discuss ways to incorporate this issue into your teaching. ...
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 23 min), 6 lectures, 1 quiz
Video3 vidéos
Science Bulletins: Potato Biodiversity – Ensuring the Future8 min
Teaching About GMO Food4 min
Reading6 lectures
Genetically Modified Food: Bt Corn10 min
Genomics, Biotechnology, and Agriculture10 min
Mapping Morality: The Rights and Wrongs of Genomics10 min
Resources10 min
Opportunities for Educators10 min
Support AMNH10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 4 Quiz20 min
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par DBAug 13th 2017

This was a fun, informative course that I enjoyed very much.

par JGOct 19th 2015

this was a fantastic course. Genetics fascinates me!

Enseignants

Rob DeSalle, Ph.D.

Curator
Division of Invertebrate Zoology

David Randle, Ph.D.

Senior Manager of Professional Development
Education Department

À propos de American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition....

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