In this paper-based simulation, students will understand the four main steps in creating a DNA "fingerprint" - COPY, CUT, SEPARATE, COMPARE. There are two versions of this lesson - one gel will help determine paternity of a child, while the other version will help determine a which suspect left DNA at a crime scene.

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This presentation very briefly addresses the four steps of the process. Included illustrations.
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This video previews how the paper version of our DNA fingerprinting / gel electrophoresis will be done.
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This lesson will lead students to simulate the process of creating a DNA fingerprint in order to determine the paternity of a child.
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These are the "DNA samples" needed for the lesson.
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This lesson will lead students to simulate the process of creating a DNA fingerprint in order to determine which suspect left DNA at a fictional crime scene.
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These are the "DNA samples" needed for the lesson.
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This handout can be used to give background information. Answer key included.
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Learn Genetics Virtual Labs

by Christine Mytko

Students can do virtual labs.
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