How To Extract Your Own DNA Using Household Items. (AUDIENCE (Middle…
How To Extract Your Own DNA Using Household Items.
the human body is filled with trillions of cells which contain our DNA, i want to show people how you can extract it from the body using household products.
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dna is in our saliva, blood, skin, hair and almost every other part of our body , though you cant really "see" it so to speak.
scientific equipment can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars but this is an easily accessible way to see your dna that can be done at home.
Cells from the cheek mixed with the salt water
are carried away from your mouth when you spit, This allows us to use the experiment in my video to see how our DNA clumps up in the cells nucleus.
Middle School and High School Students ,
RUBBING ALCOHOL (71%)
Clear Plastic Cups
Small Disposable Plate
Food Coloring (optional)
Around $5 to $10
I read about this concept and think many people would be fascinated by how simple and educational it would be if only you could put visuals to it.
Make Sure To Do This With Adult Supervision
ALCOHOL AND DISHSOAP MAY BE DANGEROUS