MSIS 663 - Legal Social and Ethical Implications of Biotechnology (2)

Studies biotech intellectual property and patents on a national and global basis, the privacy and security regulations from HIPAA and GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act), the societal implications of the development and use of biotechnology in both the developed and developing world, ethical concerns and human use regulations for clinical studies, and the implications for information systems designers and managers. Professionals from the biotechnology field will present for a portion of every class session. Course References include: BIO Statement of Ethical Principles, International BIO Organization , Biotech Issues and Concerns, The NOAH Gene-technology Group, The Vatican Paper on Biotech: Regarding the Instruction, Dignitas Personae, September 8, 2008. Brave New Judaism: When Science and Scripture Collide, Dr. Maryam Wahrman, Brandeis, 2004. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), Public Law 110-233. Restricted to Graduate level; Biotechnology (4+1), Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business Administration, and Information Systems majors