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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 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
 +Prerequisites: None.
'''First & Last Days of Fall Semester''' '''First & Last Days of Fall Semester'''
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So we start '''Tue Sep 20 at 10 AM''' and end on Tue Dec 20. So we start '''Tue Sep 20 at 10 AM''' and end on Tue Dec 20.
-Classroom location to be announced soon.+First class location: Harvard Medical School Folin Wu Room. (The location may be switched to Cambridge campus if sufficient interest is expressed)
- +For further information, feel free to contact the any of the teaching staff ([User:GeoChurch|GeoChurch]], [[User:AlexanderWait|AlexanderWait]], [[User:ShawnDouglas|ShawnDouglas]], [[User:LakshmananIyer|LakshmananIyer]]).
'''Course format:''' This year will emphasize one coherent team project (in contrast to the [http://arep.med.harvard.edu/101_00/101hist.html 2000-2003 focus] on problem sets then a small project at the end). This will be facilitated by a shared wiki and class discussion (including round robin to make sure all voices are heard). '''Course format:''' This year will emphasize one coherent team project (in contrast to the [http://arep.med.harvard.edu/101_00/101hist.html 2000-2003 focus] on problem sets then a small project at the end). This will be facilitated by a shared wiki and class discussion (including round robin to make sure all voices are heard).
 +'''Grading'''
 +*25% participation
 +*25% personal wiki page (weekly assignments)
 +*25% contribution to group project/ article
 +*25% peer evaluations
 +(No exams)
'''Initial optional reading:''' '''Initial optional reading:'''

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MIT-OCW HST 508 and Harvard Biophysics 101

George Church, Ph.D. (HMS)

Genomics, Computing, Economics, and Society

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

Prerequisites: None.

First & Last Days of Fall Semester 7-Sep to 20-Dec MIT and 19-Sep to 24-Jan Harvard

So we start Tue Sep 20 at 10 AM and end on Tue Dec 20. First class location: Harvard Medical School Folin Wu Room. (The location may be switched to Cambridge campus if sufficient interest is expressed) For further information, feel free to contact the any of the teaching staff ([User:GeoChurch|GeoChurch]], AlexanderWait, ShawnDouglas, LakshmananIyer).

Course format: This year will emphasize one coherent team project (in contrast to the 2000-2003 focus on problem sets then a small project at the end). This will be facilitated by a shared wiki and class discussion (including round robin to make sure all voices are heard). Grading

  • 25% participation
  • 25% personal wiki page (weekly assignments)
  • 25% contribution to group project/ article
  • 25% peer evaluations

(No exams)

Initial optional reading: (These readings are intended to encourage out-of-the-box concrete discussion of important current problems with technological components. Excerpts indicating connections will be posted at 101guide.

Books:

Articles: