Community Outreach

Classroom Activities

Amplification of Mitochondrial DNA
Learn how to amplify a small sample of DNA to allow visualization and DNA sequencing.

Restriction Enzyme Mapping
Learn how restriction enzymes (which bind to DNA a specific nucleotide sequences) cut DNA to create fragments of DNA of different sizes.

Bacterial Transformation
Learn how DNA is introduced into bacteria and observe how it changes the traits of the transformed bacteria.

Human Chromosome Spread
Learn how to prepare slides of human chromosome cancer cells and view them under a microsope.

Alu Lab
Learn how to isolate your cheek cell DNA and use PCR and gel analysis detect your gentoype for the PV92 locus.

GMO Food Lab
Learn how to extract DNA from different foods and use PCR and gel analysis to detect whether the food or ingredients in the food is genetically modified.