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Extract a Strawberry's DNA

DNA is the genetic blueprint for a cell. It is necessary for life and the instructions in DNA control everything a cell does. Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal, a virologist, was the first person to unravel the genetic blueprint of a deadly virus called HIV, and discovered ways to prevent the virus from spreading.

Use these instructions from the National Human Genome Research Institute to extract a strawberry's DNA in your own kitchen!

Want a larger-than-life model of DNA? Try this activity.

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