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The article “Gene therapy fixes rare skin disease” describes how scientists used stem cells and gene therapy to replace 80 percent of the skin of a boy with a rare genetic disease. Students can focus on topics connected to stem cells and gene therapy. In a related activity, students can measure the density of skin touch receptors in different areas of the human body. The Genes Foretell Flu Shot Response Educator Guide is another great resource for teaching about gene activity and protein production.
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