This program is used to explore some of the major concepts and techniques that have revolutionized the biological sciences during the past two decades. Without the use of hazardous chemicals, students obtain an introduction and practical experience with the structure and isolation of DNA, cell fractionation, and gene cloning procedures. This three experiment program is set up for 16 students working in pairs and you may view the student manual attached below!
The program contains selected experiments from Standard Program 1 and stresses the relevance of molecular biology to the study of human genetics and disease. The experiments provide an introduction to electrophoresis and to protein composition, structure, and function in health and disease. The exercises in the program are:
This outstanding program provides a solid foundation in molecular genetics and will prepare your students for advanced college-level courses. Your students will investigate such contemporary topics as DNA electrophoresis, restriction nuclease mapping, and molecular cloning procedures. We now offer a video which was designed to be used with this program. Overview 2 contains the following experiments selected from Standard Program 3:
This series of three experiments provides an introduction to agarose gel electrophoresis, In the first experiment, students identify unknown dye molecules by comparing the electrophoresis migration with the migration of known dyes. In the second, they identify dye molecules that bind to DNA and determine the mechanism. They then study four proteins in experiment three and relate differences in they charges to their migration rates in an electric filed.