Biology - You and your DNA

12th February 2010 at 00:00

The Identity Project - a series of events organised by the Wellcome Trust to mark the 10th anniversary of the first draft of the Human Genome Project - opens this month in Dundee.

Activities at Dundee's Sensation Science Centre include: Inside DNA, described as "an interactive exhibition all about you, your health, your ancestry and human genetics"; Animated Minds - animated films that dispel the myths about mental illness; Genetics and Law - a talk on genetic inheritance and stem cells by geneticist and lawyer Mair Crouch; Nature's Great Experiment - a film exploring the experiences of being a twin; and Martino Unstrung, the Scottish premiere of the feature-length film by Kirriemuir-born filmmaker Ian Knox, which traces the remarkable recovery of jazz guitarist Pat Martino's from the depths of amnesia.

A special series of school events will also be held:

- Early Explorers - "All About Me": on February 22, hands-on exploratory activities and storytelling on the subject of "me" for three- to five- year-olds;

- Schools programmes for P1-4 and P5-S2, exploring the human body, DNA extraction and fingerprint identification through hands-on workshops;

- Ins and Outs of DNA, for S3-6: an extended experience, including DNA extraction from students' own cheek cells, exploration of the Inside DNA exhibition, and topical discussion and debate about genetic profiling.

T Dundee Science Centre - 01382 868609

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