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Film GuideThe following classroom-ready resources complement the film Genes as Medicine. It tells the story of the successes and challenges that led to the development of the first FDA-approved gene therapy for a genetic disease.
Short Film(17 min 16 sec) Watch the story of how gene therapy restored the sight of a nearly-blind young patient. Told from the perspective of two researchers who spent over 25 years working to develop this breakthrough technology, this short film chronicles their successes and challenges, and illustrates how the method works to treat inherited conditions.
Film GuideThe following classroom-ready resources complement the film Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn, which tells the story of how geneticists and archaeologists have come together to determine how and where corn was domesticated nearly 9,000 years ago. Also available in Spanish.
ActivityStudents explore the genetic changes associated with lactose tolerance/intolerance and how the trait is inherited in families. Also available in Spanish.
ActivityA lesson that requires students to work through a series of questions pertaining to the genetics of sickle cell disease and its relationship to malaria. These questions will probe students' understanding of Mendelian genetics, probability, pedigree analysis, and chi-square statistics. Also available in Spanish.
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