can a school boy do some genetic experiment?

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can a school boy do some genetic experiment?

Post by steelcat » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:23 pm

can a school boy do some genetic experiment? with simple tools.

anyone has a good idea?

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Re: can a school boy do some genetic experiment?

Post by domwood » Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:01 pm

I have one relatively easy suggestion. You could do some simple observational tests to find out some gene alleles (variations of genes) you and your family share. Look up human mendelian traits that are physical features (like cleft chins, earlobe attachment, etc.), and see what features you do and do not share with family members, these show alleles you do or do not share. If your doing some sort of report or coursework it's always impressive to have a family tree demonstrating alleles passing through the generations of a family.

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Post by mith » Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:46 pm

mendel did it with peas
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Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
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Post by Elersong » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:23 pm

The question is fairly vague. There are many different types of genetics experiments. I know of one in which you can extract DNA in a kitchen that's not too hard.

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/ ... ion/howto/

It's not sequencing, but it's genetics. I did this in my genetics class a while back and enjoyed it. Maybe it will do the same for you.
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Post by beautifulmind420 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:33 pm

Be a Gregor Mendel! Do some pea experiments by yourself.

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