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With the DNA Isolation Laboratory Kits for biology and life science, learn how to isolate DNA from human cells—yours! Extract DNA from your own cheek cell.

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Learn how to isolate DNA from human cells—yours! DNA can be isolated from many types of tissue. In this activity, students extract DNA from their own cheek cells. The procedure for securing student cheek cells is safe and requires only a rinsing of the mouth with water. Isolating “personal” DNA adds a great deal of student interest to a lab that otherwise might be less than exciting. Note: The procedures detailed in this kit can be used to “spool” DNA from many different sources other than cheek cells.


Materials Included in Kit: 
EDTA solution, 0.1 M, 30 mL, 5
Ethyl alcohol, 95%, 250 mL, 4
Sodium chloride solution, 8%, 30 mL, 5
Sodium dodecyl sulfate solution, 10%, 150 mL
Cup, polypropylene, 150
Glass stirring rod, 30

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Asking questions and defining problems

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
HS-LS1-1: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.