(24 Lectures, 12 Tutorials)
Interdisciplinary course consisting of three parts: the genetic basis, tools and techniques of biotechnology; medical, environmental and agricultural applications; and ethical, legal and social aspects of biotechnology (including approaches to risk assessment, reduction and acceptance). A prime example used in the third part is the controversy over genetically modified foods.
Corequisite: Pre- or co-requisite: (BIO220H1+BIO230H1/BIO255H1)
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)