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Sixth Form Biology Students analyse their own DNA!

Sixth Form Biology Students analyse their own DNA!

Sixth Form Biology Students analyse their own DNA!

  • Mon, 14 Nov 2016
Sixth Form Biology Students analyse their own DNA!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in a forensic lab or investigate your own genes for the ability to taste the bitterness in broccoli, or even pick a can of food from the supermarket shelf and test whether it has been genetically modified? Wonder no more! The Sixth Form biology students are doing all of the above, thanks to a nifty machine – the miniPCR.

The machine is used to amplify targeted sections of DNA, using a process called Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), which can then be used in a number of molecular biology applications. The same machine was used in the International Space Station in April 2016 and is now helping our students carry out experiments and projects which are ‘out of this world’.

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