In the lab, From Gene to Protein - Transcription and Translation , students learn how a gene provides the instructions for making a protein, and how the gene for sickle cell hemoglobin results in sickle cell anemia. Simple paper models are used to help students learn the basic molecular biology of transcription and translation.
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Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School and Middle School Students 
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