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HST.510 Genomics, Computing, Economics, and Society, 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 by MIT OCW.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a selection of downloadable lecture notes and a bibliography of readings.

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.


Prof. George Church

Teaching Fellows:
Shawn Douglas
Alexander Wait
Jeremy Zucker

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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