Sandlapper Society

Your DNA Fingerprint

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The purpose of this experiment is to examine DNA polymorphisms as they pertain to DNA fingerprinting for forensic purposes and genetic diagnosis. Students take a sample of their DNA with the use of saline mouthwash and amplify a specific region using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). The amplified samples will be run on gel electrophoresis, and the resulting banding patterns will be used to compare the results among the class.

Objectives

 

Meets SC Content Standards