I don’t want to brag or anything but, my vegetable DNA extraction station is a HUUUUUGE hit at the annual Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree run by my wife. We look at vegetable DNA by smooshing up strawberries in ziplock bags and using a process similar to the one shown in the video below. I’m not planning to change that human DNA, because encouraging a hundred 9-year-old boys to spit is not high on my list of things to do of a Saturday afternoon. Still, it’s neat to see how easy it is to gander at the very stuff of life using only common household items:
See Your DNA!
March 23, 2012 by Thomas L. McDonald
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