Extract your own DNA (age 10–12)

2.00pm to 4.00pm, Monday 12 February

L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

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  • Scientist displaying cell solution

    Credit: Ri
  • Type

    Holiday workshops
  • Audience

    Age 10–12

Price

Standard £30

Ri Young Members £25.50

Event description

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.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 10–12 year-olds only. 

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

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