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Teacher Training (ELLS)

DNA Origami

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Authors

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Available in English

10 years and up Classroom Activity Creative commons

Description

By folding a piece of paper you can find out how the two log chains of nucleotides entwine and twist to form the "ladder-like" DNA double helix which carries the genetic code in the sequence of the 4 bases: adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G) and thymine (T).

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