Genes in a Bottle Kit

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Overview

In this activity, your students employ the same real-world laboratory procedure used to extract DNA from many different organisms for a variety of biotechnology research applications. This DNA kit allows students to extract genomic DN
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Description

Description

Note:This kit can be modified to accommodate at-home use as well as individual workstations in socially-distanced classrooms.
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Introduce your students to molecular biology with their own DNA using the Genes in a Bottle Kit. Enable your students to see the normally invisible substance of life and begin to comprehend the meaning of their own genetic makeup. In this activity, students employ the same real-world laboratory procedure used in a variety of biotechnology research applications to extract DNA from many different organisms. Students extract genomic DNA from their own cheek cells, then precipitate and bottle it in a cool helix-shaped necklace. From cell structure to genetics to the chemistry of life, this kit integrates multiple life science standards in a single lesson.

Features and Benefits

  • Can be used as an introductory or capstone activity
  • Requires no special equipment or stains

With this kit, students are able to:

  • Perform real research techniques
  • Collect cheek cells, then extract, precipitate, and bottle their DNA

Applications and Uses

This kit offers learning opportunities for all levels of instruction.

  • For middle school students, it's a perfect introduction to the exciting world of DNA science
  • For secondary and college level instruction, lessons on DNA structure and function, cell structure, and enzyme function can be introduced or reinforced with this laboratory

Home Edition Genes in a Bottle Kit — Now Available
Everything you need for two (2) people to isolate and make a unique DNA necklace. The kit includes 7 activities and educational instructions for a fun, hands-on activity to learn about DNA, genetics, and heredity.

Purchasing the Home Edition Kit

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Information for Retailers

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Specifications

Specifications

Kit Contents
Kit contains sufficient materials for 8 student workstations (2–4 students per workstation)
DNA Extraction Module
1
Lysis buffer, 100 ml
1
Powdered protease + salt, 1.5 g
1
Conical tubes, 15 ml
50
Multicolor microcentrifuge tubes
60
Disposable plastic transfer pipets
60
Curriculum
1 (includes teacher guide, student manual, and graphic quick guide)
DNA Helix Necklace Module
1
Helix vials
36
Screw caps
36
Cord
36

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1662300EDU
Introductory DNA classroom study kit, includes buffer, protease + salt, test tubes/holders, disposable pipets, curriculum, and all materials to make DNA necklaces, for 36 students; education use only

Refills

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1662000EDU
Module of the Genes in a Bottle Kit (1662300EDU), includes buffer, protease + salt, test tubes/holders, disposable pipets, curriculum, for 36 students; education use only
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Module of the Genes in a Bottle Kit (#166-2300EDU), includes helix vials, caps, and cord to make DNA necklaces, for 36 students; education use only

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1662001EDU
Consumables refill kit for use with Genes in a Bottle Kit (1662300EDU), contains lysis buffer and powdered protease + salt, for 36 students; education use only

Documents

Documents

Number Description Options
6673
Map of AP-Aligned Bio-Rad Kits with Investigative Laboratories
3059
Instruction Manual, Genes in a Bottle Kit Quick Guide, Biotechnology Explorer, Rev B
10030953
Instruction Manual, Genes in a Bottle Kit DNA Helix Necklace Module, Biotechnology Explorer, Rev A
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Instruction Manual, Genes in a Bottle Kit DNA Extraction Module, Biotechnology Explorer, Rev D