Let’s turn to the story of Dolly the sheep and figure what is happening now in the field of genetic engineering. We will discuss the ethics of cloning and its benefits, learn about gene therapy and talk about its use in medicine and the prospects for the treatment of genetic diseases. In addition, we’ll see what artificial organs look like and discuss biotechnological treatments. In the practical part, we will study the cloned plants, find out how they were grown. In the second part, we’ll create a project of our own genetically modified animal and present it to the group.Age: 14+
Nikita graduated from Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy. For a long time he has been studying molecular biology at Moscow research institute, over 5 years conducting science shows and educational programs in Russian and abroad. In 2014, he represented Russia as part of a team at the Science Festival in Warsaw. Nikita is a young scientist with lots of energy and vast encyclopedic knowledge, who loves to tell others about science.
Graduated with honours from the Faculty of Technology of the Russian State Agrarian University — Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy. Research areas: “Processes and Machinery of Processing Industry of Agricultural Products” and “Agronomy”. Elvira worked in the area of food products examination. Experience with children since 2016: conducting biology and genetics classes, as well as project implementation.