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This learning module provides an overview of the DNA molecule, its role as genetic material, its molecular components and structure, and DNA replication. This information is necessary to understand the role of DNA in bioMEMS (bio MicroElectroMechanical Systems).  Activities provide the opportunity for more exploration into DNA concepts and DNA applications in microtechnologies.

This learning module contains the following:

  • Pre-test:  Knowledge Probe (KP)
  • Reading (PK):  Overview of DNA
  • Presentation:  Overview of DNA (pdf)
  • Activity:  Exploration of DNA Concepts
  • Activity:  DNA Applications
  • Assessment

Instructor materials for this learning module are available here.

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This work made possible by Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center through DUE grants #0830384, 0902411, and 1205138. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and creators, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. 

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) (2017), "Overview of DNA Learning Module,"

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