Activity: DNA Detective

Dr Glenda Beaman has put together this fun DNA Detective activity, suitable for a wide range of ages. In the video of the activity below, one of our own, Katie Sadler, narrates and guides you through it. There are also subtitles available for the video if needed.

In this activity, you will learn about a patient’s story, many commonly used genetic terms, and will workout how it all ties together to be able to help the patient…like a DNA detective!

Thanks to Oxford University Hospitals, they have made a 2 page activity worksheet that you will need to help you work through the activity. You will find this worksheet linked here.

Make sure to tell us in the comments if you managed to solve the ‘case’ and if you enjoyed being a DNA detective!

~ The LIVE with Scientists team