Today, we went the the DNA Lab at the Field Museum in Chicago.  It was a really interesting place where we got to see DNA being analyzed.  We  asked one of the scientists about DNA and how it relates to disease.  After he told us about what he did, we got to have a Q&A with him.  Below are a few of the Q&A’s.

  • Why is DNA so important in understanding more about disease?

For example, if you have an extra, or different chromosome, you are very likely of being born with a disease like Down Syndrome.

  • What aspects does DNA need to have to multiply?

You need A, T, C, and G cells in your DNA.

  • Where is DNA from?

DNA is in your chromosome.