Homegrown Genome Conversation Starters
- Gene editing technology could be used to create a real live wooly mammoth by using the DNA of the extinct animal along with a modern elephant. These animals could help stop the permafrost melting in the arctic. What ancient animal would you like to bring back using gene technology and how could it help the earth?
- Some animals today are in danger of going extinct in the future. Can you think of how gene editing technology could be used to save them? For example: a polar bear who can live in hot weather.
- CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Yikes! What a mouthful! Can you think of something more fun that CRISPR could stand for?