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Discover DNA

Sunday 24 March: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way(Close to the Junction of Robinson Way and Long Road), CB2 0SZ

Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA as its more commonly known, is the molecule that contains the inherited genetic instructions for the development and function of living things. All known cellular life and some viruses contain DNA. The main job of DNA in the cell is the long-term storage of information.

Ever wondered how your DNA differs from a Chimpanzee or even a Flesh-Eating Microbe? Well, now you can.

Come and learn more about DNA and make your very own bracelet that carries some of the code for a cellular life form, such as a Person, Trout, Orange or Butterfly. Discover the differences, which ones will you choose?

Visitors are recommended to visit the Cambridge Biomedical Campus by foot, bicycle or bus but if you need to drive, reduced price parking has been arranged in Car Park 1. On leaving please take the un-validated parking ticket to the car park Customer Service desk, say you have been to Cambridge Science Festival to be charged just £2.90.

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Age: All ages, Hands-on, Drop in, Free