DNA Structure

Resources

Student uses a pipet to extract DNA with other students looking on.

Fish Market Survey

Senior biology students use a DNA barcoding kit to test local grocery store fish samples, and discover if the fish they bought is mislabeled and part of food fraud!
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Fish Market Survey

Graphic representation of the DNA sequence

Sanger Sequencing

Learn about DNA sequencing and the Sanger Sequencing method.
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Sanger Sequencing

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Paul Gordon

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Bioinformatics Manager
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Paul Gordon

Calico cat

The Science Behind the Calico Cat's Colours

The patchwork fur colour of Calico and tortoiseshell cats is an interesting case of genetics, heredity and sex-linked traits.
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The Science Behind the Calico Cat's Colours

Mitosis of kidney cells © Ian P Newton & Paul L Appleton [CC BY-SA 4.0], Wikimedia Commons

What is Mitosis?

Mitosis is an important part of cell division that helps organisms grow and repair themselves.
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What is Mitosis?

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Meiosis Mistakes

Errors during meiosis can alter the number of chromosomes in cells and lead to genetic disorders.
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Meiosis Mistakes

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Do You Know What's On Your Plate?

In 2013, many Europeans learned their beef lasagnas were actually made of horse meat. Learn about food fraud, and how a Canadian invention can help detect it.
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Do You Know What's On Your Plate?

DNA barcoding used to test food

The Classification of Life: From Linnaeus to DNA Barcoding

Learn about two taxonomy systems that scientists use to classify the life around us.
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The Classification of Life: From Linnaeus to DNA Barcoding

Damage to DNA

Radiation Effects on Cells & DNA

This backgrounder explains the effects of radiation on cells and DNA.
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Radiation Effects on Cells & DNA

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DNA Extraction

Learn the basics of how DNA can be extracted from cells.
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DNA Extraction

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DNA Damage and Repair

This backgrounder explains the different ways that cells repair damage to DNA.
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DNA Damage and Repair

DNA "unzipping"

How can I obtain a sample of DNA?

Be a biochemist! Learn how to extract DNA from an onion and find out what DNA looks like.
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How can I obtain a sample of DNA?