We live longer, and we grow older and older. But what can we do to have a healthier life?
Our course will explore the new challenges in medicine in the fields of genomics, intelligent cures and personalized medicine, along with the technologies that make all of these possible, such as genome editing, new generation sequencing, bioinformatics and data analysis.
We will also look at the social and ethical questions behind this new approach: Who will access such private and fundamental information as DNA data? What does genome editing mean for our identity?
This new way of doing medicine has created blooming professions, such as data analysts, cultural mediators, biotechnologists, bioinformaticians and medicine communicators.