DNA is the blueprint for the construction of cells. The DNA sequence codes for genes that make different cell types unique by the some genes are “turned on” and others are “turned off” .
You don’t look much like a fly or a worm, but believe it or not, you share genes with both of them! Scientists study the genes in bacteria, fish, chimpanzees and other living things to learn more about humans.
This fun activity can help you and your child bring DNA to life by making what is normally locked away in their body visible!