DNA: The instruction manual for Life!

Please note: This exhibit may be out of date, please visit our new Genetics online exhibit.

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spacerColor-coded sections each have a navigation helix at left -- see below for details
white DNA: Life's Instruction Manual -- Intro

red Zoom into DNA

DNA is in every cell of your body. Join us as we zoom in on a human hand until we get down inside of the nucleus. The nucleus contains DNA, the Instruction Manual for your body.

green DNA is Information

DNA is more than a pretty molecule. It contains the information needed to construct and operate a human body. Type your name as have it converted into a DNA alphabet.

blue How does DNA affect you?

The information in DNA can be used for many purposes. How would you deal with the information if you were a doctor? a judge? a parent? It's not always easy to decide....


In each section of the exhibit, the colored-coded helix on the left tells you where you are within the section. The helix can be used to instantly visit any page in the section: Simply click on the helix.

The NEXT button at the top of each page steps through the exhibit one page at a time.

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