Last week, a group of almost 500 scientists, ethicists, legal experts, and advocacy groups from around the world met in DC to produce a set of guidelines for the use of gene editing in humans. Invite your students to join the conversation about the ethics of gene editing by composing a short argument they could send to members of the US National Academies of Sciences and Medicine, one of the main organizers of last week’s International Summit on Human Gene Editing.

The three texts in this set are leveled for middle school, high school, and struggling readers. Check out the texts, Powerpoint slideshow, and lesson plan at