Socratic Seminar on Human Gene Editing
Once an idea explored only in fiction, the prospect is now a real one. The inexorable rise of gene editing has put the technology in labs across the globe. The first experiments on human embryos have been done, in a bid to correct faulty genes that cause disease. Should humans take control of their genetic fate, and rewrite the DNA of future generations?
Discuss the keys points the article raises about the technology to edit human genes and the purpose of this summit in Washington, DC.
Student Activities (Approximate Time 3:00)
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5 Steps to Confident Reading
Critical Concepts (40 min)
Analyzing Text-Dependent Prompts (20 min)
Summarizing Main Ideas (20 min)
Marking a Text (25 min)
Identifying Evidence (15 min)
Three Group Socratic Seminar (60 min)
10th Grade Literacy Standards in Science
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