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Lecture 13

Lecture 13: Biomedicine (Guest Lecturer)

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Natural Science
NATS 1775
Vera Pavri

Lecture Thirteen Introducing PostGenomic BioMedicine and BioInformaticsMarch 13 2012KeywordsEthicsHow people should behave in order to lead fulfilling livesMedical ethics good when it does little harm to people and provides as many benefits as possibleNormative EthicsHow all people should behave and think in all situationsNormative ethics are not useful when studying medicineApplied EthicsHow people should behave and think in particular situationsUseful in unusual or difficult situationsTechnoscienceRefers to scientific projects that are dependent on technologies for their advancementAlso helps describe the blending of fact and fiction in their workContingent FactsFacts that are not necessarily true or not necessarily falseThese facts are the product of a number of social political external and environmental factors which may affect the way a certain fact is found or interpretedAlmost all facts can be altered in some wayGenomicsA type of biological researchInvolves mapping human animal and plant genomes to understand how biology worksResearchers develop maps and other tools to study living bodies organs and cells
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