Fun Activities for DNA Day…Or Any Day!

23chromosomes2.jpgDNA Day is less that three weeks away. Here are a few activities you can do with kids (and adults!) of all ages to celebrate on April 25. If you have some other ideas, please let us know!

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DNA Spooling

It’s easy to extract DNA from a variety of fruits and vegetables — even your own cells! Click here to read how this is a pretty close approximation of what 23andMe’s contracted lab does when you send in your saliva sample.

Instructions can be found at:
The GEEE! In Genome
The Tech Museum of Innovation
The University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center

Your Name in DNA
Translate your name (or any other word) into a DNA sequence that can be represented with colored beads
Make a Model of DNA