Curriculum & Resources

Is It in Our Genes? Race and Health

In this companion to the ABE Exploring Precision Medicine module, students explore and compare the concepts of race and genetics, and the social and medical impact these categories may have on themselves and their community. Students investigate the origins and impact of genomic and phenotypic variation, then develop a public service announcement (PSA) about why precision medicine matters to their community.

These materials were developed by ABE Master Teacher Fellow David Upegui of ABE Rhode Island as part of the ABE Master Teacher Fellowship.

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Resource Type
Teaching Materials
Appropriate Ages
Upper Secondary
Resource Topic
Biotech & Medicine
Race & Genetics
Resource Author
David Upegui, ABE Rhode Island