A groundbreaking NASA Twins Study was just released, showing gene expression differences in identical twins Scott and Mark Kelly during Scott's 1 year on the International Space Station. This free assignment provides background on epigenetics as well as a summary of the results from the Twins Study and how it relates to gene expression. Applications for future space travel and use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology are included.
The following topics are addressed: epigenetics, DNA, genes, DNA methylation, gene expression, identical twins
*Links for additional background information on epigenetics, CRISPR-Cas9, and the Twins Study is included for teacher or student use. If you'd like to provide more information on Epigenetics, please consider my Epigenetics Lesson and Web-quest.
Perfect for a sub plan or homework assignment.
- 1 reading on the NASA Twins Study and how it relates to epigenetics
- 3 comprehension questions
- Answer key
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