FWS – DNA Extraction in Your Kitchen

October 8, 2011 // 2 Comments

In this experiment I extract DNA from the cells of strawberries using a home made extraction kit. The experiment is perfect for any young scientist and introduces the concept of DNA extraction with in-depth explanation of the hands-on scientific procedure. All materials and equipment are inexpensive, easy to find and safe to use at home.   Introduction to DNA In 1953, using x-ray diffraction data collected by Rosalind Franklin, James D. Watson and Francis Crick proposed the double helix [...]