The Chemistry Shorts film series shows the vital role the chemical sciences play in the biggest issues facing the world. Each film is accompanied by a lesson plan to integrate the science behind these innovations into the classroom.
The CRISPR-Cas9 technology integrates chemistry and evolution to program and re-program biology.
David Liu at the Broad Institute has taken the basics of CRISPR and innovated the technology from cutting DNA to actually chemically swapping its component base pairs (cytosine, guanine, adenine, and thymine). Learn more about this research from the Liu Group.
Download the lesson plan for this video here.