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ESP Biography



ELIZABETH HEIMBAUGH, ESP Teacher




Major: English

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2012

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Past Classes

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B2125: To Test or Not To Test? The Ethical Debates of Genetically Inherited Diseases in Splash! Spring 2012
If you could find out whether you will develop a disease with no known cure, would you want to know? This course will provide an introduction to the science behind Huntington's Disease, which is a genetically inherited disease that affects both the mind and the body. After an overview of cool topics like DNA and genetics, we will talk about genetic testing -- what that is, and how it applies to parents or children who may have Huntington’s Disease. You will then use this knowledge to debate the ethical concerns that arise when screening for inherited diseases. If your parents have Huntington’s Disease, would you get tested? If you were going to have children but did not know if you had the disease, would you get tested? Would you have kids if you tested positive?