Anchorage students to splice and clone DNA

Posted on December 31, 2010


Jill Burke | Dec 23, 2010
Budding scientists at Lumen Christi High School in Anchorage are about to get a hands-on lesson in high-tech biology. For two weeks, they will star in their own version of what could be the makings of a lab scene in the hit television drama CSI. While they won’t be investigating crime scenes, the students will get to conduct the same groundbreaking experiments that help crime fighters crack tough cases.

In January, the private Catholic school’s students will extract, clone, and splice DNA, according to a press release about the program sent out by Rep. Chris Tuck, who apparently helped facilitate the opportunity. Materials for the “cloning a fluorescent gene” project are being provided free of cost by the biotechnology education company Genotyp. In exchange for the opportunity, the class will give Genotyp feedback on its curriculum.

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