CRISPR is a Nobel Prize winning genetic technique that makes editing genomes easy and inexpensive. It is based on a type of immune system found in many types of prokaryote.
The model shows how CRISPR can be used to edit genomes. Genome editing may eventually allow precise repairs of genetic mutations to help to treat genetic disorders.
You can also use the model to show how CRISPR can be used to deactivate (or knockout) genes so their function can be understood.
The colourful plastic parts make it easy to visualise CRISPR in a tangible way.
Suitable for 2 groups of students.
Time required: 25 minutes.
All components are reusable. Includes full instructions and class Powerpoint.