DNA prefers shade

DNA prefers shade

A story about the sun and DNA

Scarlett and her little brother Joann are enjoying a sunny day at the beach. Joann, very focused on creating his sandcastle, forgets that the sun can be dangerous. Fortunately, Scarlett is there to explain the damaging effects of the sun on DNA.


The author: Judith MINÉ-HATTAB

Judith Miné-Hattab is a physicist at the Institut Curie: she studies the organization of DNA in super-resolution microscopy.


The ʺCurious mindsʺ series

Inviting the youngest to discover scientific knowledge by favouring a simple and fun approach


Produced in partnership with Institut Curie | Association Actine, Fondation Ipsen, and the Editions du Buveur d’Encre, the albums of the collection “Curious Minds” are written by biologists.

The illustrations are based on scientific observations and a glossary with a series of games at the end of the book helps understanding.

Sales revenue is reinvested in the development of the collection. The books are available at your usual bookseller or on the Actine association’s website.



Age: from 4 years old

Pagination: 32 pages

Size: 210 x 210 mm

Binding: Hardback

Language: French

Publication: December 2019

Price: 8,90 €

ISBN: 978-2-914686-97-6