S- Health, Race, Medicine

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Women,Gender,Sexuality Studies
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UMass Amherst
In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of new medical and reproductive technologies. Who uses these technologies? Who do they impact and how? Who benefits from them? Which women? This course explores the recent controversies around personalized medicine, designer babies, human reproductive cloning situated in the long history of the struggles around equitable access to health. In particular, it explores the "genomic" revolution and its implications for women and how race and class are central to any analysis on contemporary genetics and health technologies. The course will examine the biology and genetics reproductive technologies, new genetic technologies as well as its social, political, ethical, economic, and cultural implications.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

S- Health, Race, Medicine
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Banumathi Subramaniam banu@wost.umass.edu TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM South College Room W211