My First DNA Sequence
The same tech megatrends that are reshaping grown-up gadgets are revolutionizing kids' toys. Nowadays, youngsters can race nitro-powered remote control trucks, fiddle with programmable robots, and guest-star in the latest sitcoms. If those aren't sophisticated enough for your brainiac tykes, the Discovery Kids DNA Explorer helps junior scientists extract and map real deoxyribonucleic acid. As third-grade science projects go, this is light-years beyond the ol' baking soda volcano. Next step: cloning Fido.
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