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Posted - 10/30/2005 :  11:45:27 AM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message

Baby's First DNA Model
This is a knitted model of DNA, complete with GC/TA base pairs represented by orange-green bars with a pointed join and blue-yellow bars with a stepped join (because there weren't enough stitches to make a wave or curve), replicating the standard simplified DNA model. As you can see from the pictures, it also makes a good toy insofar as it holds its shape while squished or stretched, because it is stuffed firmly with cotton balls.

Nancy J.

"Learning how to knit was a snap.It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me." Erma Bombeck

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Posted - 10/31/2005 :  10:01:02 AM  Show Profile Send gibsongirl a Private Message
At the risk of revealing myself as a science nerd, I hope the posted picture is a mirror image of the actual product, because that's not a right-handed helix, like natural DNA.

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Posted - 10/31/2005 :  10:36:44 AM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message
That's right. The website does admit that the helix twists the wrong way. Anyone able to amend the directions to fix that?

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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