Thursday, December 31, 2009

Want to extract some DNA?

It’s so easy you can actually do it at home. Try it like this:

  1. Take some animal or vegetable, like uncooked steak or leaves.
  2. Add some salt water.
  3. Toss it in a blender and liquefy.
  4. Add some dish soap. This dissolves the cell membranes the blender doesn’t.
  5. Then add some meat tenderizer, which breaks down the proteins attached to DNA.
  6. Then add some rubbing alcohol. Do not mix!

By the end, you’ll have a mush on the bottom and clear alcohol on top. Alcohol has a real attraction to DNA, and if you’ve done it right, a lumpy white ball should appear in the alcohol. This is DNA.

Do it yourself!


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  2. Wow, thanks for the kind words of praise, and all I can say is that I hope you stay a reader!

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