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Discovering DNA was started by two PhD molecular biologists who love science! We hope you find the activities on this website useful and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We’re here to help!
20 09, 2015

Great feedback on our DNA workshop!

By |September 20th, 2015|DNA stories, Primary|0 Comments

Thanks for this lovely feedback from the headteacher at Hunsdon Primary School. “Many thanks for yesterday, the kids had a great day and went home talking to their parents – hoorah!!!! 😊”

19 09, 2015

DNA Day for Jeans for Genes day at Hunsdon Primary School

By |September 19th, 2015|DNA stories, Primary|0 Comments

We had a fantastic day with the young Hunsdon Primary scientists! The children in reception, years 1 and 2 all extracted DNA from strawberries. In KS2,  the case of the stolen McGregor shield was solved murder-mystery style using fingerprinting, (fake) blood testing and DNA fingerprinting. Thanks for having us!

17 09, 2015

Hunsdon Primary School DNA workshop tomorrow!

By |September 17th, 2015|DNA stories, Primary|0 Comments

We are looking forward to our DNA workshop tomorrow for Jeans for Genes Day.

We’ll be doing DNA extraction and DNA fingerprinting with classes all across the school – it should be a great day!


16 09, 2015

NEW Krebs, Glycolysis, electron transport and ATP synthase origami sets!

By |September 16th, 2015|DNA stories|0 Comments

Check out our new Origami Organelle sets on the tricky topic of respiration – Groovy Glycolysis, Crucial Krebs and the Link Reaction, Electron Transport Express and Amazing ATP Synthase! An interactive way to teach these important subjects.



30 08, 2015

Welcome back to school!

By |August 30th, 2015|DNA stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We hope you had a great summer holiday. We’ve been busy developing lots of new origami sets we hope you’ll enjoy! More details to follow soon…

2 05, 2015

NEW Muscle Shuffle and Glucose Gateway origami sets!

By |May 2nd, 2015|DNA stories|0 Comments

Check out our latest origami sets – Glucose Gateway on transport across cell membranes and Muscle Shuffle about muscle contraction!

28 04, 2015

Primary School DNA Scientists!

By |April 28th, 2015|DNA stories, Primary|0 Comments

We had a great day with Bengeo Primary School carrying out DNA extraction and GFP bacterial transformation for their Science Week!

bengeo dna

27 04, 2015

Bengeo Primary School DNA workshop!

By |April 27th, 2015|DNA stories, Primary|0 Comments

We are looking froward to our DNA assemblies with Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 at Bengeo Primary School tomorrow!

1 04, 2015

Genetic success in assignment awards!

By |April 1st, 2015|DNA stories|0 Comments

A nice article from Sparsholt College who won prizes for assignments based on transformation experiments.

Sparsholt student assignments

20 03, 2015

A genetic map of the UK!

By |March 20th, 2015|DNA stories|0 Comments

Scientists have shown that we are still organised into the same “tribes” as we were at the end of Roman Britain! Click here for full story.

genetic map uk