Learn what DNA is: From atoms to genomes
Learn the difference between cells, DNA, chromosomes, and genomes in less than 10 minutes.
After downloading and installing the app, you’ll learn the building blocks of DNA and then using drag and drop, build a DNA molecule and then a DNA double helix.
After you build a DNA molecule, you’ll see how it relates to chromosomes and genomes. For perspective you’ll see the difference in size of genomes from a virus to a the largest genome currently known - and here’s a hint - its not a human genome!
-quick and concise exercise (10 minutes or less)
-learn about DNA by building it
-learn the chemical structures that make up DNA (nucleotides, phosphate)
-learn about hydrogen bonding that binds single stranded DNA together
-use it as a stepping stone to more advanced apps such as Virtual Bioengineer