Teaching Gene Expression Using Genetic Medicine
This playlist can be used to teach several core topics in genetics and molecular biology by connecting students with case studies and multimedia about genetic medicine. The topics covered include the central dogma of molecular biology (eukaryotic gene expression), eukaryotic gene regulation, virology, biotechnology, and genetic disease.
By completing the resources in this playlist, students will be able to:
- Describe the steps of eukaryotic gene expression.
- Predict which steps in eukaryotic gene expression offer opportunities for interventions that can lead to the development of new therapeutics.
- Make an evidence-based claim about what type of virus can be used as a vector for gene therapy.
- Explain how CRISPR-Cas9 works and how it is used in research.
This playlist can be used in AP/IB Biology courses. Implementing this playlist should take about five 50-minute class periods.