The Big Bang North West – DNA and Neuropsychology activity

Project Science and Reason

We are presenting at The Big Bang North West on Wednesday 26th June at St Georges Hall and the World Museum in Liverpool. Along with all the amazing activities that are already available we are presenting a look at basic DNA manipulation and neuropsychology.

What is DNA?

DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid which is a chemical found in the nucleus of cells in everything that: grows, runs, flies, swims or does a little bit of all of that like we do (flying with the assistance of a perfectly serviceable aircraft of course). Think of DNA as the instructions (like a blueprint) needed to build cells. The instructions are then divided into little segments called genes. Genes are hereditary subunits designed to code for the production of proteins, which control characteristics like skin colour, eye colour, body type and so on, they are even thought to influence personality; something for…

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About glencarrigan

Glen Carrigan is a Neuropsychology Postgraduate Researcher and Senior Research Assistant in Clinical Practice at The University of Central Lancashire. Glen is a public speaker, humanist, science presenter, ex-soldier, and social and political activist with an interest in all things related to equality, science, education, and politics.

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