HST.510 Genomics, Computing, Economics, and Society

As taught in: Fall 2005

Illustration of human figure and internal organs.

Personalized medicine is the diagnosis and treatment of patients using knowledge of characteristics that are unique to a given a patient, such as genotype and personal history. (Figure courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Dr. George Church

Jeremy Zucker
(Teaching Fellow)

Shawn Douglas
(Teaching Fellow)

Alexander Wait
(Teaching Fellow)

Course Features

Course Description

This course will focus on understanding aspects of modern technology displaying exponential growth curves and the impact on global quality of life through a weekly updated class project integrating knowledge and providing practical tools for political and business decision-making concerning new aspects of bioengineering, personalized medicine, genetically modified organisms, and stem cells. Interplays of economic, ethical, ecological, and biophysical modeling will be explored through multi-disciplinary teams of students, and individual brief reports.