How can you extract DNA from human cells?

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Offline klumpy

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How can you extract DNA from human cells?
« on: 17/02/2008 19:57:45 »
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Re: How can you extract DNA from human cells?
« Reply #1 on: 17/02/2008 20:27:38 »
Welcome to the site.. Thanks for the cool link.. I think there may be a similar experiment in kitchen science.. Please check it out and enjoy the forum!

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Re: How can you extract DNA from human cells?
« Reply #2 on: 18/02/2008 12:18:09 »
There is a very similar experiment in kitchen science,
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/exp/how-to-extract-dna-from-a-kiwi-fruit/
extracting DNA from a kiwi fruit.

In the experiment above, you will actaully see a mixture of DNA and protein, unlike in our one where the natural protease enzymes in the kiwi fruit will break down the protein.