DNA Is Only the Beginning for Understanding the Human Genome

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Mario Capecchi requested funding for a new procedure targeting genes and was rejected. Four years later, after he proved it worked, the NIH apologized and funded his research. Use an online interactive to learn about his research and the future of understanding the human genome. Through reading, animation, videos, biographies, and more, scholars develop a better perception of genome research.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss how gene targeting assists with gene therapy
  • Debate the ethics behind the technology as it is applied to humans
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of DNA, genes, and the Human Genome Project
Pros

  • Links to other sources for extending learning
  • Addresses multiple learning styles
Cons

  • One slide on the applied problem does not allow the student to progress, so this portion cannot be used in its entirety