DNA is the know-it-all of your body. It knows everything you need to function.
DNA is located in every single cell in an organism, which means, every cell has exactly the same information. The fascinating thing is, that sections of DNA can be ‘switched on’ depending on the cell it’s in. For example, the DNA in skin cells are switched to process UV rays so you don’t get burnt, whereas DNA in brain cells tell them to fire electricity around your brain!
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
DNA is 235mm long, 70mm wide and 55mm thick (at widest parts), made of orange, yellow, red, blue and white medium-pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.