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Bio-Rad® Genes in a Bottle™ Kit

In the Bio-Rad Genes in a Bottle Kit, students are introduced to the basics of DNA.

  • Students Isolate Their Own DNA from Cheek Cells
  • Curriculum Manual with Teacher and Student Guides
  • Supplies and Techniques Used in Advanced Biotech Labs
  • Material for 32 Students Working in Groups of Various Sizes
  • Material for 36 Necklaces
Students employ a procedure used for a variety of biotechnology research applications to extract DNA. Using genomic DNA extracted from their own cheek cells, they precipitate and bottle the DNA in a necklace. They see the normally invisible substance of life and begin to comprehend the meaning of their own genetic makeup.

Students can complete the lab in one 45-minute session. The kit includes material for 36 necklaces.

Ordering information: This kit includes the DNA Extraction Module, 125 mL of lysis buffer, 1.5 g of powdered protease, 15 mL conical tubes, multicolor microcentrifuge tubes, disposable plastic transfer pipets, a teacher's guide, a student manual, a graphic quick guide, 36 DNA necklaces with clear plastic vials, screw-on caps, plastic plugs, and waxed string. 91% isopropyl alcohol or 95% ethanol are required but not provided.



Item # Description No. of Lab Groups Unit Availability Price Quantity
470017-222 Genes in a Bottle Kit
8 Kit of 1 Retrieving Restricted
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