See Your DNA!

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:

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Thomas L. McDonald writes about technology, theology, history, games, and shiny things. Details of his rather uneventful life as a professional writer and magazine editor can be found in the About tab.


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