Crop Biotech Update

High School Teachers Tackle CRISPR in Biotech Classes

July 20, 2022

High school students in the U.S. are now learning about CRISPR, a decade after it started as a vital tool in genetic research. Some specialized schools include hands-on experiments using CRISPR as part of their lessons on biotechnology.

"Visualizing and comprehending what's happening on the molecular level is usually always the challenge,” said Katy Gazda, a high school biotechnology teacher who has experienced discussing CRISPR in her classes in 2021. To assist students in understanding complex molecular mechanisms, teachers use tools such as paper models, 3-D printed models and animated simulations.

Another high school teacher named Gregory Jubulis uses Bio-Rad kit in his biotechnology class. “I just want my kids to be ready for the future of science,” he said.

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