This Course seeks to provide students with the main areas of analysis in contemporary empirical research that examines the social regulation of biotechnology.
To identify the key approaches and debates in the field of social studies of biotechnology and biomedicine;
To discuss the societal, economic and ethical repercussions of the politics of regulation;
To understand the heterogeneity of uses and social meanings associated with the applications of biotechnology;
To analyse the multiple inequalities in terms of power, property and citizens interactions with biotechnology;
To evaluate the main fields of knowledge in contemporary research around health and biotechnology, in particular: reprogenetics, genomics, and new life sciences.