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DNA Scale Model

by guymaker Jan 21, 2018
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What? "Scale Model" how? It's a representation at best, it doesn't show atoms or anything.

Yes, you're right that it's not a scale models of all of the atoms. It's a scale model to highlight the overall structure of DNA (while also being reasonably easy to 3D print), not the molecular structure. It's a scale model in the sense that the phosphate backbone is twisting at the proper angle and the base pairs are spaced at the correct relative distance. The scale is roughly 1:20,000,000.
Hope this helps explain my reasoning for it being a "Scale Model."

The other comment is correct, and I'm sorry to say it, but this is a left-handed helix. DNA is right-handed. Having said that... this is a cool concept! Fix it and I will use it for teaching biology! Love the idea.

It's fixed now! I am glad that you are looking to use this to help teach.

Seems like this is entirely solvable by just mirroring the model in your slicer?

Man, wrong direction!
This dna is from mirror dimension.

Thanks for letting me know. I mirrored it and uploaded the correct version!