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A Journey into DNA


A Journey into DNA

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This animation shows a "journey into DNA." It shows where DNA really is in the human body. There are pictures starting with a human body, to cells, to chromosomes and all the way down to one nucleotide.
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Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: September 03, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 11, 2009
Keywords: cells, chromosomes, Francis Crick, James Watson, histones, nucleotide, DNA, Rosalind Franklin, Photo 51, genome, nucleus, chromatin


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Language: English
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Avatar for Paul Kirkpatrick
8 years ago

Paul Kirkpatrick (Student)

Great source for science history.

Avatar for david komanapalli
8 years ago

david komanapalli (Student)

The intricate detail of the DNA of the human being is explained very well by associating it from the organism level down to the molecular level.

Avatar for stephen fedele
8 years ago

stephen fedele (Staff)

The visual modality of learning is a great addition to learning, but I thought the graphics were a little under budgeted, sorry.

Avatar for Monica Bravo
8 years ago

Monica Bravo (Faculty)

good graphics but it was hard to visualize the scale of things and there were lots of words that I didn't want to read.

Avatar for Brandi Miller
8 years ago

Brandi Miller (Student)

Great simulation; goes from whole body to molecular structure of nucleotides.

Avatar for Danny Tovar
8 years ago

Danny Tovar (Student)

This is a nice multimedia resource that "zooms" into the body and into the cell. It really simplifies and puts into perspective exactly what we are talking about when it comes to DNA. Thanks.