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Extract Your Own DNA

Behold your very own DNA in this do-it-yourself science experiment.
Publish Date: Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainNova
By Anna Rothschild

Ever wish you could see the strands of genetic material that make you...you? You can, and there's no fancy lab equipment required. In this NOVA video short, learn how to extract your own DNA using just a few common household items.

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Major funding for "Cracking Your Genetic Code" is provided by the NIH. Additional funding for "Cracking Your Genetic Code" is provided by Millicent Bell, through the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation. Research and development funded in part by The Greenwall Foundation. The project described was supported by Award Number RC1RR028476 from the National Center for Research Resources. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official view of the National Center for Research Resources or the National Institutes of Health.

National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.