Codon: The DNA Game

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Student "scientists" identify amino acid sequences for key proteins in 5 common human diseases: cancer, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and diabetes. The game is played by rolling dice and associating codons with the appropriate amino acids.

It includes a Genetic Code Dictionary and an informative booklet containing facts about DNA, genes, and human genetic diseases, along with the benefits and social implications of genetic engineering.

For 2 to 5 players, age 13 and up.A fun, dice-based matching game for teaching about DNA, amino acids, proteins, and their relation to human diseases.