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RVFM A Dna Murder Mystery

RVFM A Dna Murder Mystery

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Brand: RVFM  MPN: 13-20-1023 
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Discover the latest innovations in DNA technology and their application to forensic science through the simulation of DNA fingerprinting and its application to a mystery.
  • Students will gain an understanding of how this technology capitalises upon the individuality of gene expression
  • Given the completely reusable kit, the class is challenged to solve a murder by matching the 'pop bead' DNA fingerprints of suspects versus samples collected at the scene of the crime
  • Students will learn the basics of DNA fingerprinting and why this revolutionary process is so highly accurate
  • Additionally, students become familiar with DNA structure and extraction, gel electrophoresis and autoradiography
  • The activity also may be used to stimulate discussion of other 'real-world' applications
  • Kit gives cutting-edge technology as well as the ethical considerations involved
  • Suitable for Key Stages 3, 4 & A Level (ages 11 to 18)


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