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Genes and Heredity : Bring the kids to the Dept of Genetics for the Cambridge Science Festival

When Mar 18, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Department of Genetics
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Join us at the Department of Genetics to take part in fun activities to understand heredity, and discover how fruit flies are used to study genes.

We will be hosting 4 activities, appropriate for all ages :

1. Zebrafish embryogenesis. Participants will learn about zebrafish development and look at a number of embryonic stages under the microscope.
2. Fruit fly genetics. Participants will observe living fruit flies under the microscope and on a screen, familiarizing themselves with a number of different fly stocks.
3. Human mendelian traits. Participants will explore their own genetic make-up by taking part in a taste test, as well as learn about other human genetic traits. 
4. Photographic matching game. Participants will be tasked to match descriptions to a wide range of beautiful scientific photographs. 

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