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Lesson Plan August 15, 2019

Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats: China Begins the Next Genome Revolution



Warm-up: Studying a standard map and cartogram of the world population, followed by discussion questions. 

Introducing the Reporting: Reading To Feed Its 1.4 Billion, China Bets Big on Genome Editing of Crops, followed by discussion questions.

Extension Activity: Exploring the following four articles in small groups, ending with a short whole-class discussion about each article. 

1. Did CRISPR Help—or Harm—the First-Ever Gene-Edited Babies?

2. The Untold Story of the ‘Circle of Trust’ Behind the World’s First Gene-Edited Babies

3. China’s CRISPR Push in Animals Promises Better Meat, Novel Therapies, and Pig Organs for People

4. Scrutinizing CRISPR Studies in the Wake of Gene-Edited Babies

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