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Approx. 14 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

23 minutes to complete

Welcome to Engineering Life: SynBio, Bioethics & Public Policy

23 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
Syllabus: Engineering Life10m
3 hours to complete

Recombinant DNA Technology: Science and History

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 105 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
A Brief History of rDNA15m
A Brief History of Asilomar & the RAC19m
Interview: Dr. LeRoy Walters (Part 1)19m
Interview: Dr. LeRoy Walters (Part 2)21m
Interview: Dr. LeRoy Walters (Part 3)12m
Relevant Contemporary Policy Context5m
The Emergence of SynBio9m
1 reading
Week 1 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

GOF Research

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Gain of Function Research5m
Dual Use Research9m
GOF Research Case Study: H5N112m
Ethical Issues Raised by GOF Research11m
Governance and GOF Research9m
2 readings
Week 2 Readings10m
Additional Video Content10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Biofuels

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 69 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Biofuels9m
Applications5m
Case Study4m
Ethical Issues Raised by SynBio-based Biofuels8m
Interview: Deborah Scott, PhD, JD (Part 1)24m
Interview: Deborah Scott, PhD, JD (Part 2)14m
2 readings
Week 3 Readings10m
Additional Video Content10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Human Health

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Synbio in Human Health5m
Human Genetic Modification6m
Case Study: Artemisinin6m
Case Study: GM Mosquitos8m
Ethical Issues Raised by SynBio-based Medical Applications13m
Governance of SynBio-based Medical Applications7m
2 readings
Week 4 Readings10m
Additional Video Content10m

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