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DNA under an electron microscope

To go along with DNA for dummies? or for the FBI?

From Wikipedia: DNA, “However, there is no direct evidence of ancient genetic systems, as recovery of DNA from most fossils is impossible. This is because DNA will survive in the environment for less than one million years and slowly degrades into short fragments in solution.”  I think that’s the understatement of the year!

Check this out: if you want to extract DNA from a specimen to study, here’s how to do it, “Using ice-cold water and ice-cold alcohol will increase your yield of DNA. The cold water protects the DNA by slowing down enzymes that can break it apart.” from Learn Genetics U. of Utah.  There’s no way students were taking anything close to a million years to try to extract their DNA samples!

More articles on how long DNA could last; ICR: Intact DNA Discovered in Ancient Salt Deposits

Mummified Forest Highlights Post-Flood Ice Age

Dick Tracy Secret Code Maker

“We all know that elephants only give birth to little elephants, giraffes to giraffes, dogs to dogs and so on for every type of living creature. But why is this so?” from the National Human Genome Research Institute.  The US Government is Creationist!

You can make some origami DNA. If you do it right, you’ll have a cool model. Even if you don’t, you’ll see a little bit of how much work God put into inventing it!

For more secret code fun have a look at these sites:

Indigo Image: Secret Messages, Fancy Folding 

Wikihow: How to Make a Secret Code

Martha Stewart: Secret Codes  this one has the paper towel roll coder that I remember when I was a girl

If you want to learn lots more about the cell, have a look at this page from shmoop a site for (high school? college?) students.  They have great pictures and are fun to read, you’ll just have to turn off the ad pop-up.

My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. Psalm 145:21

Cheri Fields

I'm a homeschooling blogger and book writer. The gift God has given me for His kingdom is to understand complex stuff (mostly) and share it with others using everyday words. It is a joy to share God's wonders with all kinds of people and especially the next generation!

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