11.00am to 1.00pm, Thursday 12 April
L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre
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Students will extract their own DNA and walk away with a small piece of it in a necklace for them to wear. After harvesting their own cheek cells, they then extract the DNA by using a lysis buffer and protease digestion. To precipitate the DNA out of solution, ice cold ethanol is used which can then be transferred in to a necklace.
This workshop is a great introduction to enzymes, DNA structure and uses equipment usually found at degree level.
This workshop is strictly for 7–9 year-olds only.
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