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.