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DNA extraction

Description: Learn how genetic information can be extracted so it can be studied by scientists

Duration of activity: 15 mins approx.

Age: 7yrs+

Topic: Molecular and cellular  

Keywords: DNA, Double Helix, Gene, Alleles, Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine, Guanine, Nucleotides



  • Instructions and equipment list
  • Activity worksheet
  • Cell-chromosome-DNA sheet

Additional resources:

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With thanks to the MRC Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh