Two Sides To A Wing

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This article discusses how a butterfly wing gene was identified that controls top and bottom wing patterns. It introduces using CRISPR for gene editing.
https://kids.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frym.2018.00068

This article is from Frontiers for Young Minds, a project of the Frontiers research journal. It asks scientists to re-write their research papers at a middle school level — and then has middle and high school students serve as the editors! We recommend these articles as good, grade-appropriate sources of information for students.

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Creation Date

2018

Reviews (1)

1 review for Two Sides To A Wing

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    This is a nice introduction to knock-out gene editing to try to figure out how organisms create body patterns. Teachers will find it helpful to review basic terminology like dorsal and ventral with students.
    We would love to see some discussion questions added.

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