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"DNA AHEAD™ GAME...AND MORE makes enquiry engaging and tickles the funny bone right down to the molecular level! "— Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and several dozen other novels for adults and children.

"DNA Ahead™ Game & More combines the simplicity and dynamic competition of a board game with tools for learning the extraordinary history and profound, far-reaching results of the genetic revolution. All this is presented in a colorful, beautifully designed space that is itself a map of the events, people, and outcomes of a story that is still unfolding." — Michael Pearce, writer, former Curator and Director of Cognition Exhibits at San Francisco’s Exploratorium

"Incredibly, while the game is fun to play, its real strength comes from the DNA and biotechnology content found on the game board and game pieces. Players will not only have access to in-depth-yet-accessible science, but they will also learn about the “who” behind the science, with a special (and authentic) focus on traditionally underrepresented groups in these fields. Children and adults will discover more than just facts; they will discover potential careers and professions.

"Here is where the fun in DNA Ahead™ truly lies: in what teachers can do with the game pieces outside of game play. The game cards offer a world of possibilities for development of student activities and/or assignments. “Show-and-Tell cards” direct students in the representation of content through artistic and creative avenues." — Remy Dou, American Biology Teacher, Department Editor

"I am sure every biology teacher and biology student would enjoy, and more importantly LEARN FROM and USE this game." — Kathy Frame, Lifetime biology education champion and educator, President, VA Assoc. Science Teachers & VA Assoc. Biology Teachers, Owner/President Papillon Education Services                           

"DNA Ahead™ is the result of years of meticulous planning and in depth research, and it shows in the final product. This game has the potential to inspire and inform the new generation, a generation for whom understanding the scientific concepts and ethical facets of DNA technology will be of the utmost importance. By its holistic nature that goes beyond the game board and into dinner table conversations and other everyday interactions, DNA Ahead™ allows players and non-players alike to immerse themselves in the world of DNA through a fun, accessible medium." — Tyler Garwood, Graduate Student, Department of Natural Resources Management, South Dakota State University

"DNA AHEAD™ is more than a game - much more. It is a learning adventure into the science of life, including humanitarian and social issues. The content is rich and comprehensive, covering the early history of gene discovery through to current knowledge of DNA. Controversial topics and ethical dilemmas are not ignored. All this is expressed in an intriguing format of hundreds of game cards that can be used as part of game play or independently. The illustrations make the experience fun. It deserves more than a superficial tryout. The game has value in its depth and finding many ways to use it." — Marjorie Caserio, Professor Emerita, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Vice Chancellor & Interim Chancellor Emeritus, UCSD

"Having leapt from my life as a laboratory scientist, to designing and flying a satellite experiment, to the edutainment frontier where I supervised production of the 1970s TV shows All in the Family and Maude among many others, I know a bridge between science and edutainment when I see one! DNA Ahead™ Game & More is such a bridge. CHECK IT OUT. GIVE IT A TRY. TRY SOMETHING NEW AND WONDERFUL, TRAVEL IT. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!" — Virginia Carter

"An abundance of riches!" — Susan Grode, Attorney

Main Game Features

 The Game Board

For a closer look at the Board click on this link:

DNA Ahead Game & More™

 What's in the Box?

All-U-Need Booklet : Includes Rules

For a PDF of the All-U-Need Booklet (includes Rules), click here:

DNA Ahead Game Play: Quick Start DNA

DNA Ahead: Tips for Educators

 

Art Rewards

Giclee Print

$110.00 level

Limited edition (25) Giclee print "Silver and Gold" signed by Jane Burns. Archivally printed and matted. Inspired by a special friendship between an artist and a scientist.

Posters

$35.00 level (choose one 16"x 20"poster)

2. Gaining DNA Smarts:

4. CRISPR—Genome Editing Whiz:

7. Lonely Resurrected Mammoth:

9. Human Genome:

10. Human Genome—Read my Ribs:

11. DNA Detection—Bandits to Bugs:

 15. Show-&-Tell—DNA Song & Dance:

16. Show-&-Tell—Which Character Am I?:

20. Seniors Special:

 

$100.00 level (choose one set of three)

Group 1:

Group 2:

Group 3:

About DNA Ahead™ Creator Dorothy Semenow

 

 Risks and Challenges

 

     

          

 

         

 

Risks and challenges

Quality: The Game is being manufactured by a company with an excellent track record for game quality.
Delivery Date: Timing of delivery depends on the manufacture's performance in meeting its specified schedule. I will keep a close check on progress and update Backers promptly of all developments.
Refunds: If, for any reason, you do not receive the Game or it arrives damaged, a full refund will be issued. The project is funded in USD and all refunds will be processed in the pledged amount.

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    A Buck reaps A Virtual Helix of Thanks and a free download of the All-U-Need Booklet (which includes Rules) from the DNA Game & More Page at the www.DNAahead.com website.

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    TIGHT BUDGET DNA Ahead Game & More™

    Special for students, teachers, and others on tight budgets:
    US only. $5 (or optionally more) + $1 for shipping.
    1 Copy of DNA Ahead Game & More™ and a free download of the All-U-Need Booklet (includes Rules) from the DNA Game & More Page at the www.DNAahead.com website.
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    Three 16"x 20" Posters from Game Art

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    Limited Edition print by Jane A. Burns

    Limited Edition (25) Giclee print "Silver and Gold" by Jane A. Burns, inspired by working on DNA Ahead with Dorothy Semenow. Archivally printed and matted.
    Matted dimensions are 8" x 11"
    See graphic to the left below game info.
    (Not included in Game)

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