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Unit 2 The Chemistry of Inheritance: DNA Structure and Replication

The Chemistry of Inheritance: DNA Structure and Replication

This unit introduces students to the basics of DNA structure and replication. The unit includes an accompanying laboratory Detecting HFE Mutations in Human Genomic DNA which is a PCR-based lab to detect polymorphisms associated with an inherited disease. This unit also includes a bioethics case study.

Lecture Presentation

Laboratory Protocols

Instructor's Guide


Stop Motion Animation of PCR

Here's a fun stop-motion animation using Legos that provides an introduction to the Polymerase Chain Reaction.