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DNA Day!

In celebration of the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, today is National DNA Day. The following Science Buddies project ideas offer an excellent point of entry for DNA discussions and an introduction of relevant concepts.

  • Do-It-Yourself DNA
    Design a DNA Extraction Kit and use it to purify DNA from strawberries
  • Extracting Onion DNA
    Extract DNA from onion in sufficient quantity to be seen and spooled.
  • A Magnetic Primer Designer
    Test how matches and mismatches affect the ability of primers to stick to the DNA that is copied during Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) .

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We go DIY with molecular gastronomy and family science as we make our own popping boba using the Spherification Kit from the Science Buddies Store.

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The current Ebola crisis in West Africa has already topped charts for all Ebola outbreaks in history. Medical biotechnology science projects let students gets hands-on with projects that parallel real-world research and development.



Your Science!
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