Science out of proportion

Biology student constructs massive DNA model

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Thanks to one adventurous biology student, students and faculty will not require an electron microscope to see the structure of a DNA molecule. Freshman Josh Farrar’s 20-foot tall DNA model doesn’t even require observers to squint their eyes.

“I like building big projects,” said Farrar. “I’ve never really made a small project.”

Requiring 6 hours of total labor, the giant double helix was made from PVC sewage pipe and corrugated title pipe. The project was made to explain the structure of a DNA molecule, showing the double helix structure and the hydrogen bonds between the nucleobases.

Standing in front of his masterpiece, freshman Josh Farrar shows off the structure of a DNA molecule. The 20 foot tall model cost over 200 dollars in resources to build.

Emma Lockhart
Standing in front of his masterpiece, freshman Josh Farrar shows off the structure of a DNA molecule. The 20 foot tall model cost over $200 in resources to build.

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