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Analyzing a top article

Students will read and summarize one of the Top 10 stories of 2017, as reported by Science News.
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Gene Therapy Fixes Rare Skin Disease

This guide explores stem cells, gene therapy and related topics. Students can also measure the density of skin touch receptors in different areas of the human body.

How sensitive?

Students will design and execute an experiment to determine the relative sensitivity of touch receptors in different areas of human skin using a two-point threshold test.

Getting to know your cells

These discussion prompts cover stem cells, gene therapy and the proteins of the extracellular matrix.

Gene therapy through time

Students will search the Science News archive for previous articles about stem cells and gene therapy, and compare potential applications.

Replacing a boy’s skin

Students will report on the who, what, why and how of a treatment for a rare skin disease.
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Genes Foretell Flu Shot Response

This guide focuses on the connections between genes and the immune response. Students will explore flu vaccines, how they are made and how the body responds to them.

Catching the flu

Students will explore public data and information to learn more about how a flu vaccine is made and how the body responds to it.

Your body as watchdog

These discussion prompts focus on gene activity and analysis, the immune system and how vaccines work.

Facing the flu through time

Students will search the Science News archive for stories related to the flu and flu vaccines.

Flu shot response foretold

Students will answer questions about new research showing that the activity of a small number of genes can predict a young person's immune response to the flu vaccine.
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Flex Time

This guide focuses on neurons, how they form connections and how those connections are important for learning.