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Gelin’: Gel Electrophoresis Simulation

By Beyond Benign

Students will understand how DNA is separated into a fingerprint by using a chromatography activity to simulate gel electrophoresis.

Listed in Teaching Materials | resource by group Opening the Pathway to Technician Careers: A Conference for Biology Teachers of Deaf Students

Version 1.0 - published on 24 Oct 2019 doi:10.25334/H121-N731 - cite this

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Background: Scientists use a technique called gel electrophoresis to look at a DNA fingerprint.  The DNA separates into bands and these bands form different lengths.  Every organism, with the exception of identical twins, has a different DNA fingerprint.

Goal: To understand how DNA is separated into a fingerprint by using a chromatography activity to simulate gel electrophoresis.

Learning Objectives: Students will…
•    Follow directions to complete a gel electrophoresis simulation
•    Use a color-separation technique to separate individual colors from two sample solution
•    Use the results of the separation to infer whether the sample solutions are identical or not

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