The human genome contains small, repetitive DNA elements or sequences that have been randomly inserted into our genome over millions of years. This lab focuses on one of those elements called "Alu sequence".
Students will take their own cheek cells, to extract their own DNA and run gel electrophoresis to compare their Alu insertions to their peers. This lab uses a large amount of biotechnology methods, great for lab based learning.
Lab skills learned:
PCR Lab Manual
PCR Teacher Guides
PCR Instructional Power Point
Timeline of PCR Activities
PCR Student Materials
PCR Video Resources
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