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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
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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 backgro…
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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
All required materials.
What to bring
Close-toed shoes recommended.

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workshopsocial impact
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$25 per person
5.0
$25 per person