Gene Therapy PBL Project

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Gene Therapy PBL Project

Gene Therapy is considered as one of the most innovative techniques in disease treatment. Instead of using the traditional drug-based approach, it has the potential to correct the underlying genetic problems by fixing the defective gene that causes the illness . However, gene therapy is not a molecular bandage that can automatically correct the problem. Improvements in the technology are underway and may hopefully overcome the different challenges that gene therapy still faces. In this 4-lesson PBL project, students will learn what gene therapy is, how it works, the disorders it can potentially treat and its successes and challenges. Below are the general objectives of each lesson: Lesson 1: It will give an overview of what gene therapy is, how it works, the timeline and recent developments. Lesson 2: It will discuss how a functioning gene can be delivered by different vectors to target cells. Lesson 3: It will explore the successes and challenges of gene therapy. Lesson 4: It will provide students an opportunity to show what they have learned in gene therapy by creating a brochure that delves on a particular disorder and how gene therapy is used as a treatment. This project is brought to you by Lilibeth Pinpin with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Team Lead Laura Gallardo.
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