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DNA prefers shade. A story about the sun and DNA


Age: from 4 years old
Pagination: 32 pages
Format: 210 x 210 mm
Binding: Hardback
Language: Français
Publication: December 2019
Price: 8,90 € (book available from the Actine association)
ISBN: 978-2-914686-97-6


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.


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


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