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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
Stories about the lives we've made

module:DNA: Structure and function

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1 Introduction A sample of DNA from the human genome mapping project.
© The Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

A scientist loading a sample of DNA into a centrifuge.
© The Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

 
2 Animal, vegetable, mineral? The first human genetic fingerprint - prepared by Alec Jeffreys in 1984.
© The Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

Crick and Watson's DNA molecular model, 1953.
© The Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

 
3 The structure of DNA Scientist pipetting a DNA solution containing blue dye.
© The Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

 
4 DNA replication Metal plate used by Crick and Watson as one of the four bases.
© The Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

 
5 RNA: The 'messenger' molecule
 
6 How RNA controls cells Scientist pipetting a DNA solution containing blue dye.
© The Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

 
7 Mutation and evolution Tiberaanamurensis tortoise.
© Darrell Senneke, World Chelonian Trust

Sesiidae moth.
© Jens Christian Schou

Hiroshima, 1945.
© TopFoto

 
8 Inherited mutation A scientist loading a sample of DNA into a centrifuge.
© The Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

 
9 An example of mutation: Sickle cell anaemia Sickle cells.
© 2002. The Medical Journal of Australia - reproduced with permission

 
10 Genetic modification Crop spraying from a bi-plane.
© TopFoto

 
11 Engineering DNA Genetically engineered Ciba Geigy corn in Argentina, 1997.
© Greenpeace/Gilabert

Dolly the cloned sheep.
© Roslin Institute

Greenpeace ‘decontamination unit’ removing genetically modified crops.
© Greenpeace/Morgan

Pods and plants of genetically engineered soya.
© Greenpeace/Gilabert

 
12 GMOs: For and against
 
13 Conclusion
 
14 Glossary
 

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