Bioscience

Coolidge students get a lesson in DNA extraction

February 14, 2007

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Brian Ahnmark, Coolidge Examiner] — Last Wednesday, students at the Coolidge Success Center went through the motions of a typical school day — racing the bell, taking notes, chatting with friends. They also spent the morning in a science lab extracting DNA. OK, so it wasn’t exactly a scene straight out of CSI; students were operating on kiwis, not cadavers and bloodstains. But the aspiring detectives of the world have to start somewhere.

Wednesday’s biotech lab was the brainchild of Vuna Fa, a 32-year-old graduate student at the University of Arizona. Fa is studying in the Department of Immunobiology, conducting research through the College of Medicine. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]