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Dynamic DNA Model

Our Dynamic DNA Model is Now Available!

DNA Video with Dr. Huhta


Introducing the Dynamic DNA Model

Inside the Color-Coded, Flexible Ladder with Epigenetic Switches

Welcome to our first-born product of DNA and Beyond—the “Dynamic DNA Model”! This 38-inch colorful, sturdy, flexible plastic ladder of DNA has 21 rungs. Each rung is made up of a pair of DNA letters (nucleic acids) held together by magnets. These 21 rungs, known to biologists as “nucleic acid pairs,” are not only chemical letters, they actually spell out seven DNA words, with each word having three letters. Such DNA words are called “codons.” With our sequence of 21 letters, we are displaying seven codon-words of DNA, which is just a bit shorter than the smallest gene ever discovered!

Click here to view our full user guide and learn more about the newly discovered “midget genes.”