Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage?
The five lessons in the Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage unit explore the expanding field of gene therapies. Using a fun role-play activity, pupils act like viruses and cells to demonstrate how viruses recognize a target cell. They learn about the specificity of cellular interactions and their importance in viral infections. Scholars then apply their knowledge of gene therapy to build concept maps, create brochures or posters to explain gene therapy and its process, challenges, and risks to patients. Also, they explore their own positions, beliefs, and values about gene therapy. To conclude the unit, academics research the advantages and disadvantages of different vectors and present their findings to the class.