DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA.
Why is DNA so important? Put simply, DNA contains the instructions necessary for life. The code within our DNA provides directions on how to make proteins that are vital for our growth, development and overall health.
Nhlamulo Khoza and Anwani Siwada from the South African Society for Bio-Informatics – Students Council show us how you can extract the DNA from a banana.
You will need:
– a piece of raw banana
– half a cup of water
– two tablespoons of dishwashing liquid
– 1 teaspoon of salt
– quarter cup of hand sanitiser that…
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