DNA science and technology
DNA
Darkbluestrip
University of Reading
NCBE

Genetics is often difficult for students to understand. This innovative practical work uses modern DNA technology to help students learn about classical Mendelian inheritance.

ABOUT THIS MODULE

This kit provides a practical simulation of genetic screening, centred on a fictitious extended family with 24 members. The DNA samples can be distributed by the teacher so that students can investigate the inheritance of either a sex-linked or an autosomal recessive condition.

Students treat the DNA samples provided with a restriction enzyme and run them on electrophoresis gels. The results from the class are pooled so that the pattern of inheritance may be determined. This activity is a novel practical way of reinforcing learning about Mendelian inheritance, the use of restriction enzymes and gel electrophoresis. It presents an ideal opportunity to stimulate discussion about genetic counselling, confidentiality of genetic information and other ethical concerns.

MODULE CONTENTS

The module contains materials for 2 complete runs of the Natures dice protocol, each with 24 students or working groups.

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REPLACEMENT ITEMS

For a full list of replacement items, including Students’ booklets, please refer to the Spare parts web page.

Please note that once you have a Base Unit, the most cost-effective option is probably to buy the ‘Nature’s dice’ module rather than individual replacement items.

NATURE’S DICE MODULE

Nature’s dice module .....£120.00 (GBP)

ORDERING

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Equipment and materials | DNA
Equipment and materials | DNA