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University of California, Berkeley

Science at the Polls: Biology for Voters, Part 2

University of California, Berkeley via edX

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Science plays a crucial role in your decisions as you go about your daily life. The representatives you elect and the legislation you vote on influences science legislation, limits and funding. This class will teach you fundamentals of modern biology to help you make more informed voting decisions.

As you learn the fundamentals of Biology, we'll explore the scientific issues sparking political debate:

  • Genetically modified food and genetically modified crops
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Obesity and health care costs
  • Cancer research funding
  • Aging

We look forward to engaging course discussions about how each vote in a democracy affects the way biology functions in your everyday life.

Taught by

Fyodor Urnov and Jasper Rine


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