Amateurs explore their genomes via DNA cocktail

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Amateurs explore their genomes via DNA cocktail

Post by inghamb87 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:15 pm

This is an article that was published on and thought I would share it with you guys. Here is a brief excerpt followed by the link

SOMERVILLE — With contact lens solution, a splash of rum, a drop of dish soap, and several mouthfuls of spit swirled in small white cups, a dozen scientific amateurs watched yesterday as their DNA formed a gooey clump.
“This is my favorite protocol for extracting DNA — mostly because it seems like a magic trick,’’ said Mackenzie Cowell, an amateur scientist who was leading a hands-on workshop to show that, with simple kitchen equipment and procedures, anyone can begin to examine his or her genetic material.

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