Biotech Updates

The GMO MOOC is Back!

February 22, 2017

Are you curious about GMOs? Do you wish you knew more about the technology, and associated issues, so you could respond to questions and criticisms? Have you been seeking a source of credible information on agricultural biotechnology?

Then register now and take advantage of the relaunch of "Science and Politics of the GMO," Cornell University's new edX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It's free, and open to anyone, anywhere, with an Internet connection.

The five-week course begins on March 1, 2017. Students will learn the basics of genetic engineering, explore the political debate around the GMO and review the arguments for and against the technology's use. They will study the politics surrounding the GMO and its impact at both an individual level and on society as a whole, including problems, perceptions, benefits and risks associated with GMOs. For more information, visit the GMO MOOC edX website.