Professor: Diane Robertson
Associate Professor of Biology, Grinnell College, Science 2608, Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690
Phone: 641.269.3039; FAX: 641.269.4285
Mon., Wed., Fri. 9:00-10:00 am;
Fridays 1:15-4:05 pm;
and by appointment.
Biotechnology and Its Social Impact: An investigation of genetic engineering techniques and products as applied in agriculture, medicine, industry, law and the environment, as well as the social, economic, and technical implications of their use. Topics include genetically engineered plants and animals, genetic testing and gene therapies, in vitro fertilization and human cloning, DNA fingerprinting, and patenting. Does not count toward the major. Prerequisite: second-year standing.
Course Work and Grading [.pdf]
Term Paper Assignment [.pdf]
Oral Report Assignment [.pdf]Lectures [all PDF]