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Saturday DNA! Isolation Optimization
Saturday, January 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$22
Over 5,000 years ago a man died in the Ötztal Alps in what is now northern Italy. This man, known as Ötzi the Iceman, was completely mummified. Analysis of Ötzi’s well-preserved DNA and gut contents has provided insight into human health, diet, and culture during the Neolithic. The isolation of DNA from ancient samples often requires special optimization because the samples are old and can be contaminated. Join us to learn a basic DNA isolation procedure and work to develop the set of steps that maximizes the yield of DNA.