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Genes and DNA

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lilyfire Wed 19-Jun-13 15:32:31

We've been doing extraction of DNA from strawberries - google it for how to do it. You don't need to heat the fruit as some resources suggest and it worked well without cooling the alcohol. There are resources explaining how to do the experiment that also explain the structure of the cell and why the experiment works.

exoticfruits Wed 19-Jun-13 07:42:57

Personally I would start at your local library and see what is available.

exoticfruits Wed 19-Jun-13 07:37:38

It depends a lot on his age- how old is he?

IsotopeMe Tue 18-Jun-13 19:34:06


I am hoping that someone here can help.

DS wants to learn about genes and dna. I am happy to go through this with him, but wondered where i should start? Should i start with cells, what they are, structure etc? or can i go straight for this is dna, it is in the nucleus of a cell (would that be confusing?) then go through the wider cell afterwards?

Additionally, does anyone have any free online resources that would be a good place to start?


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