Virtual Labs
DNA Extraction

DNA Extraction

DNA is extracted from human cells for a variety of reasons. With a pure sample of DNA you can test a newborn for a genetic disease, analyze forensic evidence, or study a gene involved in cancer. Try this virtual laboratory to perform a cheek swab and extract DNA from human cells.

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Supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Grant No. R25RR016291 from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the NIH. The contents provided here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIH.


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Genetic Science Learning Center (2014, June 22) DNA Extraction. Learn.Genetics. Retrieved July 27, 2016, from http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/extraction/
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Genetic Science Learning Center, "DNA Extraction," Learn.Genetics, 22 June 2014, <http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/extraction/> (27 July 2016)