The contribution of biotechnology to modern health care stretches far beyond developing therapeutic entities. This course provides an overview of key cutting-edge technologies such as stem-cell research and therapeutic cloning and demonstrates how their applications change “the conventional” for the availability of new treatments, monitoring services and diagnostics. The course examines the Human Genome Projects and its implications for health care and epigenetic modifications of the genome and their role in disease. The course also highlights the role of biotechnology in managing several sociologically high-impact diseases, in developed and developing countries.
Prerequisite: Adviser’s approval.