Lesson Plan

Pharmaceuticals and Treatments

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Students perform an experiment involving reverse transcriptase-polymerized chain reaction HIV replication to better examine the biotechnology used by scientists in pharmaceutical research of infections diseases like HIV. Students examine the roles of business and ethics in the discovery and distributions of such drugs by assuming the role of drug corporation, non-profit company, legal annalist, and international health organization in a class debate.

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