The Bioethics course provides the students with tools to understand, discuss, present and address ethical issues relevant to bioinformatics, at the intersection between biological and technological sciences. 

The course will cover the following topics: general intro to ethics for bioscientists; fundamental logic and psychology of reasoning for bioethics; history of bioethics; ethical theories for bioethics, naturalism/anti-naturalism and pragmatism in bioethics; principle-based and case-based approaches; research ethics and research integrity; genethics (ethics of genetics); genetic and neuroenhancement; biobanks and the use of genetic data in legal contexts; IT ethics, classical issues and new challenges from AI; neuroethics; ethics of neurotechnologies; the biological bases of morality. Examples, case studies and practical activities will cover other popular topics in contemporary bioethical debates (stem cells, cloning, GMOs, end of life decisions, etc.).