Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can be used to amplify polymorphic regions of DNA, chromosomal regions that vary in length from individual to individual. A “DNA fingerprint” is generated by analyzing thirteen core polymorphic loci within an individual’s chromosomes. In forensics, DNA fingerprints are compared between crime scene DNA and the DNA of a suspect. DNA fingerprinting is also used to determine paternity/maternity or identify human remains.
This day-long workshop will discuss the standards, principles, and applications of molecular biology to forensics in a hands-on learning environment. Participants will isolate their own DNA from a few hairs, then amplify and analyze the polymorphic D1S80 locus on chromosome 1 using PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Kennesaw State University - Marietta campus
Crawford Laboratory Building (Building E)
1100 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.
8:45am - 3:15 pm
$20 (covers lunch and parking)
High school biotechnology and science teachers
All cancellation requests must be made to firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-221-0617 by close of business January 27, 2016 to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued after this date.