Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Discussion on the future of genetic technology

Today in class (and tomorrow for F block) we discussed what genetic technology might look like in 2020.

As a result of the discussion, and extra credit opportunity arose:
Look up the views on Stem Cells, for Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, Mike Huckabee and John McCain, write them down and bring it to class. It is not enough just to say a candidate supports stem cells, you must state their position and WHERE the information came from. See example:

Mitt Romney: "The governor said that he opposes "the creation of new human embryos for the purpose of research" and his aides indicated he would support criminal penalties for researchers who use new human embryos." From: The Boston Globe, Feb. 11, 2005 http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/02/11/romney_draws_fire_on_stem_cells/
For Class on Thursday:
Please bring a laptop if you have one!