Delaware Leads Nation with Gene-Editing Curriculum

“You have seen the future, and it is gene editing,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, Christiana Care president and chief executive officer, as she congratulated biomedical students and faculty at Delaware Technical Community College for pioneering what may be the first-ever community college curriculum to include the revolutionary CRISPR gene editing technology.

Thanks to a $1 million National Science Foundation grant, Christiana Care’s Gene Editing Institute and Delaware Technical Community College developed a unique curriculum to include gene editing into two courses in its biological sciences program at its Stanton, Delaware campus. As part of the grant, Del Tech will also hold a series of workshops over the next several years to teach gene editing techniques to community college faculty across the U.S. and help them develop their own curriculum.

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