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Sackler Educational Laboratory for Class Trips

Lab F: Food Forensics

October 7, 2013 - June 20, 2014

Lab F Sackler Food Image

 

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. 

American Museum of Natural History

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New York, NY 10024-5192
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except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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