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Genetics – Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy


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Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Date/Time: Sep 22, 2022 - Dec 8, 2022     4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grades: Eighth Grade-Eleventh Grade
Cost: $250.00

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This 12- week, mostly asynchronous course is intended for motivated, independent learners who are interested in taking a closer look at the recent developments in the field of genetics, with a special emphasis on gene therapy and gene editing. The ethical considerations of these powerful tools will also be considered. A variety of media sources such as readings, videos, and online tools will be explored, evaluated, and discussed. Over the course of this program, we will read The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It, a narrative nonfiction book by Dr. Ricki Lewis, a geneticist, science writer, and educator. There will be a culminating event during the week of December 12th. The time commitment is roughly 4-5 hours per week.


Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506-1000


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