DNA samples

Visitors discover how to extract DNA from a kiwi during Researchers’ Night in Umeå 2011. Photo: Jessica Lindmark

Visitors can try producing DNA samples. The current methods for extracting DNA are simple and standardised. It is fairly easy to carry out this activity under the guidance of one or more researchers.

Target group: Suitable for a broad target group.

Preparations: Appoint someone who can run the activity. Decide on a venue and format. Organise the necessary materials and researchers. Market the activity.

Challenges: Ordering sufficient materials and finding people to run the activity.

Benefits: Experienced by many as an opportunity to try their hand at advanced research.

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