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    #12848 - 04/01/08 03:38 PM Re: What IS the goal?? [Re: Kriston]
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    Me, too! Maybe another thread?

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    #12853 - 04/01/08 04:53 PM Re: What IS the goal?? [Re: questions]
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    I would love the info too!

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    #12854 - 04/01/08 05:00 PM Re: What IS the goal?? [Re: bianc850a]
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    Wow!!! I would love this also!

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    #12876 - 04/01/08 07:32 PM Re: What IS the goal?? [Re: Kriston]
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    Originally Posted By: Kriston
    Ooooh! Val! How do you know how to isolate DNA, and can you teach me so I can use it with my kids?

    That sounds like an absolutely AMAZING science experiment!!!


    Sure, I'll send it.

    Suggestion: I'll run the procedure on Saturday with my kids, optimize it so that non-scientists will be able to follow it, and then post it here and/or on my website.

    Val

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    #12877 - 04/01/08 08:31 PM Re: What IS the goal?? [Re: Val]
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    Awesome! My little paleontologist will be beyond thrilled. We might as well set a place at our dinner table for Dakota, the dinosaur mummy, given how much attention is paid to him around here!

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    #12882 - 04/02/08 05:33 AM Re: What IS the goal?? [Re: newtothis]
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    Thanks, Val! That's wonderful of you to do. laugh
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    #13205 - 04/06/08 07:46 PM Isolating DNA from fruit [Re: Val]
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    Originally Posted By: Val
    [quote=Kriston]Ooooh! Val! How do you know how to isolate DNA, and can you teach me so I can use it with my kids?

    That sounds like an absolutely AMAZING science experiment!!!


    Hi everyone,

    A few days ago, I mentioned that I was going to isolate DNA from fruit with my two sons. Two or three people wanted to try this with their kids and asked if I'd send a protocol.

    I'm happy to report that we isolated DNA from fruit this afternoon. The procedure is fairly simple and is easily doable in a kitchen.

    It requires some specialized materials, like a scale that measures to 0.1 g and pipettes, BUT...

    I'd be happy to put most of what's required together and send a little kit to anyone who's interested and who will reimburse my costs (probably ~$10, no more). I'll write up an explanation about the procedure and step-by step instructions.

    You would need to supply a few things, but most people have them around the house anyway (isopropyl alchol, dishwashing liquid, scissors, paper cups).

    If you're interested, let me know and we can work out details.

    I have a deadline on Friday at noon but will be able to write up the protocol afterwards.

    Val



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    #13206 - 04/06/08 07:51 PM Re: Isolating DNA from fruit [Re: Val]
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    Count me in!!

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    #13208 - 04/06/08 08:16 PM Re: Isolating DNA from fruit [Re: bianc850a]
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    Originally Posted By: bianc850a
    Count me in!!



    Great! Send me your snail mail address privately and I'll try to get the kit out sometime the week of the 14th through 18th.

    I'll want to finesse the protocol.

    Also, let me know if your child knows anything at all about DNA.

    Val

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    #13218 - 04/07/08 06:48 AM Re: Isolating DNA from fruit [Re: Val]
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    No rush on the write up, Val. It's just nice of you to do this for us!

    No, DS6 knows nothing about DNA beyond that it is the blueprint of life.

    I'll PM you a shipping address. Thanks!
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