Crime shows abound, and with them, an abundance of previously foreign terms, such as DNA fingerprinting, restriction enzymes and gel electrophoresis. What do these terms mean, and can anyone learn to perform some of these methods? In this lab students will learn how to obtain a DNA “fingerprint.” They will perform gel electrophoresis, stain a completed gel, and deduce from the results who the “guilty party” is from a series of suspects. Along the way, they will learn exactly what is happening in these processes. This program is 1 1/2 hours.
Science Curriculum Correlation(s): Bio.3.3 – Understand the application of DNA technology
Scheduling information: Scheduling for the 2013–2014 school year begins Tuesday, August 13, 2013. You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group's visit. To schedule this program, contact the Scheduling Coordinator at 919.707.9840 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form (available 8/13/13).
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