Amp Up Your DNA

In “Amp Up Your DNA”, students use the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and gel electrophoresis to amplify and visualize a portion of their own DNA. Students amplify the Alu insert on chromosome #16 and analyze their results to determine their genotype.

The estimated time to complete this lab is:

Laboratory: 5.0 hours

This lab is recommended only for AP students in grades 11-12.

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine