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Extract Your Own DNA Into a Necklace!

Extract Your Own DNA Into a Necklace!

Duration:1 hour total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

One of RAIN's many volunteer-turned-employees, I'm passionate about creating sustainable industries and STEM jobs for Tacoma. Between new ways to detect environmental toxins, classify health, or protect astronauts, the scientific research done here has the potential to change the world. A Physics and Math graduate from the nearby University of Puget Sound (go Loggers), my STEM education…
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About RAIN BioTech Incubator

RAIN is a non-profit life science incubator growing jobs, companies, and talent in Tacoma by educating the community and supporting the growth of biotech entrepreneurs. Our educational initiatives include an award winning student-run synthetic biology team, a Girls Who Code club, the BioHackathon, and more; engaging local students to solve real problems in the industry and community.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to RAIN BioTech Incubator. .

What we’ll do

Step into Tacoma's cutting edge biotech labs and learn how to extract your own DNA. Using cells from your cheek, we will break open the cells by creating large (relatively speaking, of course) openings in its membrane causing your DNA to spill out of them. This process is called lysing, and is a precursor to much of biological engineering. Then we will remove excess proteins from the mixture…

What else you should know

No scientific knowledge necessary. Come have fun with us in the lab!

What I’ll provide

Equipment
All required materials.

What to bring

Close-toed shoes recommended.

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Where you'll be

Our scientific journey will take place in the RAIN BioTech Incubator's BioEngineering Lab. Engage with students and scientists alike in this unique environment where community minded goals meet innovative thinking and the resources to make change.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

No scientific knowledge necessary. Come have fun with us in the lab!
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Extract Your Own DNA Into a Necklace!
8 reviews
From $35/person
8 reviews
From $35/person