Educator Guide: Ban on Gene-edited Babies Proposed
About this guide
In “Ban on gene-edited babies proposed,” Science News reports that 18 researchers, including pioneers of a popular gene-editing tool, are calling for a global moratorium on any gene editing that changes heritable DNA to make genetically modified children. The call comes after a Chinese researcher announced that he had edited DNA in embryos that resulted in the birth of two baby girls last year. This guide explores basic topics related to gene editing and other applications of genetic engineering. The debate activity asks students to argue an assigned viewpoint on the creation of gene-edited babies but can be easily adapted for other science-related debate topics.
This Guide Includes:
Explore genetic engineering’s legacy
The great gene-editing debate
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