Writing exercises: I feel very strongly that it is important to incorporate a discussion of ethical issues, and the impact of modern genetics on society, into this class. It may be the most important and lasting contribution this course makes to your education.
watch and discuss a movie relating to the theme of “Genes and Society”. Some classics are listed below. I strongly recommend GATTACA. Again, be sure your review focuses on the major ethical issues raised by the movie.
a. “GATTACA” (1997) Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, and Gore Vidal
b. “My Sister’s Keeper” (2009) Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva, and Joan Cusack
c. “Jurassic Park” (1993) Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum