What Genes are you Wearing? March 2024 by Dr. Marcas Bamman, Senior Research Scientist, IHMC

March 23, 2024

In March, “What Genes are you Wearing?” focused on genetics and how gene expression plays a role in determining our attributes and some of our performance characteristics. Marcas, Kana, Zach, and Sophia led several hands-on activities, including making a model of the DNA double helix out of candy; extracting DNA from a strawberry and viewing it under a microscope; identifying and coloring muscle fiber types that help promote successful sprinters vs. long distance runners; and completing performance tests of power and endurance.