Most teens are probably familiar with the term DNA, but do they know that researching DNA and the human genome is one of the most perplexing questions in science?
Genes, which are made up of DNA, play an important role in shaping how we look and act, but they also play a factor in whether we get sick or inherit different health problems.
Scientists can study DNA to find out clues to diseases. And even futhermore, DNA can teach us about human evolution and the evolution of other organisms. (Everything that was once living contains DNA. Yeap, even food from plants and animals!)
DNA does a lot when it comes to science and this workshop led by a cell and molecular biologist will discuss the important role that DNA plays in our genetics. A live demo of DNA extraction will be conducted using fruit and everyday household items. Join us to hear about this fascinating STEM area and get insight on the STEM pathway and career into molecular biology!