Thursday, October 18, 2007

About DNA

People clone sheep and rats. DNA is the building block of life. Atoms make molecules, molecules make cells, cells make DNA. DNA are like blueprints and look like a twisted ladder.

This cool machine extracts DNA from fruits and vegetables for just $80.00. This doesn't seem like a lot of money for such a cool machine. (Mommy thinks it's a lot of money!)

Discovery Kids Ultimate Labs DNA Explorer Discovery James Watsonwas only 24 when he discovered the helical structure of DNA, but this kit from Discovery Kids--the first to feature a bona fide centrifuge and electrophoresis chamber--will turn your kid on to the intricacies of genetics at an even younger age. Realistic lab equipment transforms the kitchen into a forensics lab, whereyour breakfast-bar biologist can extract clumps of real DNA from fruits and vegetables or solve "crimes" by revealing DNA "fingerprints"--telltale blue protein stripes in a gel mixture. $80

Here are some links on DNA:

1 comment:

Terry said...

This kit sounds really cool. It's like the stuff I do at work every day (except I work with mice). You just impressed all of my co-workers for being able to do what we do. Your going to put us all out of our jobs!