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In this hands-on activity students learn how a gene provides the instructions for making a protein, and how genes can cause albinism or sickle cell anemia. Simple paper models are used to simulate the molecular processes of transcription and translation. This activity can be used to introduce students to these topics or to reinforce student understanding. In addition, students evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different types of models included in this activity.

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    • Grade 1
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    Informal Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120214100514658T,Higher Education,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-065,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Biological science,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Life Science

    Language:

    English

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