This is a genetics-themed educational rummy-influenced game, with some of the mechanisms derived from genetics as well.
Cards are different from normal playing cards in that each card is a genetic base and also has a sequence number corresponding to its position in a DNA triplet. Players draw cards and attempt to sort the cards into different sets of codons. There are several different versions:
- Quick Game (three complete sets)
- Complete Game (extended to building proteins using the sets of codons)
- DNA Draw (Poker-based)
- DNA 3-card showdown
- Supper-advanced Gene Rummy (collect 5 sets and build the 5 specific amino acids that occur in the chosen protein).
Used as part of the game is an accurate genetic code dictionary and a protein chart of 8 proteins that are found in the human body. The game also comes with a laminated score chart, a wet-erase marker, 60 cards, and rule booklet. The rules also includes 10 pages of background information on genetics and the human body.