17 Base Pair DNA Model

Our best DNA model is pre-built with 17 base pairs on a rotatable base & makes a fine museum display, unique corporate gift or Big Bang Theory prop! 

Ours was designed in 2000 by Prof. Neil Straus of the University of Toronto & is as technically correct as can be made with (mostly) off the shelf Genuine Molymod parts. Every model is checked for accuracy & the most highly strained bonds are glued for safe shipping anywhere in the world!

Note the relative sizes of the major-minor grooves are roughly 1.9:1 in size & closely match the actual ratio as demonsrated by our alpha helix molecular model. While the model can physically fit the minor groove this is prevented in the real thing by steric hindrance.

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SKU: 62122-17
DNA Model, 17 layer, assembled, wood base, lazy susan


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The best DNA model on the market first went to Bell Labs in 2000. They have since been joined by well known institutions including: FBI, IBM, Intel, Pepsi, Baylor College of Med., Argonne, Purdue, Texas A & M, UBC, Johns Hopkins, U. Illinois, Royal Tyrell Museum, McMaster University, USC, Carnegie Mellon., Walter Reed Army Hosp., Howard Hughes Med. Inst., Bill Clinton Museum, Houston Museum of Nat. Sci., Karolinska Inst. the TED lectures & hundreds more.

Our most famous version is in Hollywood. Click on The Big Bang Theory to see the model in stereo!

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  • Ideal display: museum, lobby, classroom
  • 1.5 turns; 17 base pairs, ~50:50 AT:GC
  • "B" form of double helix
  • Major/minor groove 1.9:1 ratio; actual is 1.83:1
  • Highly visual AT-GC base pairing
  • Assembled on wood base w/ "lazy susan"

Our 17 base pair DNA model is truly world famous-it made an appearance at Zurich Minds in December 2014. Click on the link below to view.

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62122baseDNA base1
62122LAYPlastic layer17
62122LazySuLazy Susan, Plastic.1
62122spacerAcrylic tube spacer (Moly)16