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Genes & Family Relations


Study inheritance patterns & their role in human genetics. Lab Kit for 40 students. Use DNA fingerprinting to identify and trace a genetic disorder within the family of famed Russian czar, Nicholas II. In the process, learn more about the individuality of gene expression. This completely reusable kit supplies "pop beads" to simulate the DNA "fingerprints" of various members of the Romanoff family. With this information, students then trace the hereditary patterns which resulted in traits such as hemophilia. Key Scientific Concepts: Structure and function of DNA, DNA extraction, Genes and chromosomes, Gel electrophoresis, Human genetics and inheritance. Cross-Curriculum Integration: Math, Writing, Social Studies, Ethics

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