Biotechnology Law: GMOs to Designer Babies
What you'll learn
- Understand how genetically modified organisms and crops are regulated.
- Recognize how DNA can be lawfully used in criminal law and protect privacy.
- Have knowledge about what may be in store for the future of biotechnology in designer babies and other possibilities.
- An open mind and willingness to learn.
Have you ever wondered how genetically engineered food is regulated? Did you know you can buy a genetically engineered pet fish that glows at a local pet store, and it is not regulated? Do you know about the genetically engineered mosquitos released into the environment to reduce mosquito-borne diseases? Or the goat that is engineered so that it can make a drug for treatment of a human disease? This course will guide you through the web of laws that regulate genetically engineered plants, foods and animals. Comparisons between countries is discussed. Learn what part of life can be patented, whether you will be allowed to design your baby, or think about whether you want to?
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in learning how biotechnology is regulated by society, for their own personal knowledge or for application in practice.
Victoria Sutton, MPA, PhD, JD is a distinguished law professor at Texas Tech University School of Law and is author of eight law books and numerous law articles, and winner of several book awards. She is also a filmmaker. She teaches courses in emerging technologies law, nanotechnology law, biosecurity law, space law, environmental law and cybersecurity law. She has also served as an advisor on cybersecurity and biosecurity for government agencies.