Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

PA 523 Policy, Privacy, and Personal Identity in the Postgenomics Era (*)

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Social genomics integrates theories and methods in the genomic, social, and population health sciences to answer questions relevant to public health and social well-being. Research topics in social genomics and their implications for social and public policy are covered in this course. Key concepts in human genetics, population genetics, and statistical genetics are introduced, as well as historical and contemporary policy debates surrounding scientific advances in genomics. Fundamental questions include social repercussions of genomics research, the rationale for government intervention, and how to approach policy analysis in an era where the genomic revolution is changing how we think about privacy and personal identity.

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Syllabus Fall 2019

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(*) = Routinely Offered

(**) = Commonly Offered (very likely to be offered in the next one to three years)