Independence High biology students successfully
isolated DNA from strawberries! I.H.S. students used laboratory techniques to extract DNA from strawberries. After isolating
thousands to millions of DNA strands in test tubes (white strands), students
were better able to analyze how scientists can
detect genetic disorders, produce DNA fingerprints of individuals, and create
genetically engineered organisms, which can be beneficial to both biotechnology
and forensic science. Students were amazed to observe the DNA strands with the
naked eye. Mrs. Boast (I.H.S., Teacher
of the Year ’13-14) was overall impressed with students’ motivation, techniques
and lab reports. I.H.S. students are on their way to becoming future scientists!
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