Cute molecule plush dolls that magnetically interact for science education and outreach. Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 6, 2012.
Thanks to your support, we surpassed $30,000 (375% of the goal)! I've already begun the production process and am excited to send the dolls to you in the new year.
Meanwhile, hope you have a warm and joyful holiday!
Explanation: There are 20 amino acids that string together to make up every protein in the human body. Each amino acid has a one-letter designation, so Histidine (H) - Alanine (A) - Proline (P) … you get the idea. The only odd one is Pyrrolysine (O), which is only found in some bacteria and archaea.
Link to e-card: http://biochemies.com/dna/holiday.jpg