Welcome to the DNA Learning Laboratory!
Students and public can now engage in unraveling the secrets of life at the DNA Learning Lab at Science Centre Singapore. This facility allows students (primary to pre-university levels) and public to keep pace with the DNA revolution and advances in the life sciences. So come along, learn and enjoy the experience!
Workshop fees indicated are for school bookings only
In addition to the DNA lab programmes offered at Science Centre Singapore, schools can also embark on the Amgen Biotech Experience offered by the DNA lab, in partnership with Amgen. For more information, visit our Amgen Biotech Experience for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced pages.
- Private school, Overseas school and Corporate group bookings
The listed course fees apply only to local MOE schools. Private schools, Overseas schools and all Corporate groups (including locally based corporate groups) can contact Marketing to place their bookings. Kindly note that an additional charge applies per pax on top of the listed course fees, as well as admission rates.
|Description:||Thalassaemia is the most common inherited single-gene disorder in the world. It is prevalent in Southeast Asia. Klinefelter syndrome affects males while Turner syndrome affects females. Both syndromes are due to chromosome mutations. What is the difference between a gene disorder and a chromosomal disorder? How can we predict the probability that an unborn child would have a genetic disorder? To know these answers and more, join us in this activity-filled lesson.|
|Objectives:||1. Understand about genetic diseases such as chromosomal disorders and single gene disorders.|
2. Define genes, alleles and genotype.
3. Learn how to predict results of simple crosses using a genetic diagram.
4. Learn micropipetting techniques.
5. Understand how DNA is analysed through a technique known as agarose gel electrophoresis.
|Mode of Delivery:||Practical lab session|
|Target Audience:||Secondary 3 to Secondary 4/5 (Intermediate)|
|Group size:||20 minimum, 40 maximum|
|Time:||9.30am or 2.30pm |
|Course Fee:||$7.00 (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to non-member international schools based in Singapore)|