Make a touch screen desk that allows students to bring their own personal genome data into the classroom. Once students are able to have a science class that is specific to them, they will pay better attention and will share it with their family. While working as a part time private school science teacher, I discovered that 5th graders are probably the best place to start introducing high concept biotech classes mingled with personal health class.
The technology is simple enough for them to understand what they are made of; making the class personalized, preventative, predictive, and participatory (P4 Medicine - Institute of Systems Biology Seattle). If students can see the genome for what it is and what it currently LACKS, it could give these students a goal for their high school and college studies. It also compounds the interest for Crowd Sourcing Data. The generation that shares the most will benefit the most. Forget the potential scare tactics. Tell the students aging is a disease we can cure and you will have their attention. That conversation will lead to the Ethics topics on over population and renewable resources. It's a win win if people STOP WELCOMING THE RAPTURE.
Let's care for ourselves and our planet. Let's get on the bandwagon to make people believe that they can live a healthy life, not a cookie cutter life. I don't want to make everyone look the same, I want to give everyone a healthy immune system that functions correctly. If I can give my friends and family members with Parkinson's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cancer and MS a better quality of life, I will. But we need to share our information to get there. We all hold the keys to this destination, and the map has already been created. This is what 23&me is doing - and they will get it right, hopefully."
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