Extract Your Own DNA

21 Mar

As a promotion for their upcoming show “Cracking The Genetic Code,” NOVA released this short video showing you how to extract your own DNA using common household items. I’ve done this before with dozens of little kids, using the Gene In A Bottle kit, available from Bio-Rad. It’s a great fundraiser, simple to do, and very safe. They absolutely love it, and it’s a great science activity the family can do at home. Just don’t let those devious teenagers try to go off and clone themselves.

“Cracking The Genetic Code” airs next Wednesday, March 28th, on PBS. Don’t miss it!

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