In this activity, students build a paper model of DNA and use their model to explore key structural features of the DNA double helix. This activity can be used to complement the short film The Double Helix.
This activity builds on information presented in the short film Genes as Medicine. Students interpret actual pedigrees to determine the inheritance pattern of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited form of blindness.
If you teach Anatomy and Physiology, and want to hear about how to incorporate BioInteractive resources into a variety of units, check out this article from Davenport Universityprofessor Melissa Haswell on how she uses BioInteractive’s lactase resources with her nursing students.