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UCLA Summer Sessions: Stem Cell Biology, Politics and Ethics

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Academic Level:
High School Students

"Stem Cell Biology, Politics, and Ethics: Teasing Apart Issues" introduces students to the fundamentals of stem cell theory and research. Through lectures and discussion sessions, students come to understand why stem cells offer so much hope while generating furious controversy. Students examine the important functional differences between embryonic, hematopoietic, and adult stem cells, including the differences in their biomedical potentials. The course includes an overview of bioethical, political, and philosophical issues.

A special section has been created for high school students to help guide them toward a possible future in the sciences. Special attention will be paid to the learning style of these students. This section is designed for high school students enrolled in grades 11-12 in the fall that have successfully passed high school chemistry and high school biology.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, Los Angeles

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
General Medical & Life Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Philosophy & Ethics
Political Science

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Page last updated 1/17/2017
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