SEST-566 Biotechnology and Security
Fall for 2006-2007
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This course addresses the concepts that frame the discussion for how biotechnology advances, or a lack thereof, impact national and individual security. First, the course examines how biotechnology fits into the definition of security. It will then review concepts and current developments in the biotechnological sciences. This discussion will be accessible to scientists and non-scientists. Next, the course looks at the history and future of biological weapons and addresses health and human security. Finally, the course will consider the legal, ethical, and policy challenges brought on by rapid advances in biotechnology. Student research will first focus on a specific biotechnology advance and its impact on the threat of biological weapons. Secondly, students will address a potential policy, law, or regulation designed to prevent, deter, or defend against biotechnological advances.
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Fall '06: Loranger S (description, file download)
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