Sackler Educational Laboratory for Class Trips
Lab F: Food Forensics
October 7, 2013 - June 20, 2014
In this 2 hour extended lab activity, students carry out an advanced investigation into the evolutionary genetics of crop domestication, including testing food products for genetic modification. Students extract DNA from domesticated crops, amplify the DNA through a PCR reaction, and analyze the DNA through Gel Electrophoresis, all while learning about the origins of agriculture and the positives and negatives of genetic modification of food.