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Detecting Genetically Modified Foods

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Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Grades 9–12

Genes that encode herbicide resistance, insect resistance, drought tolerance, frost tolerance, and other traits have been added to many commercial plants—including most of the corn and soybeans grown in the United States. In this lab, you will isolate DNA from common foods and use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to identify the presence or absence of transgenes. Results for this lab will be posted to the DNALC Field Lab website after class for analysis at home.


February Winter Break Fun at the Dolan DNA Learning Center in Cold Spring Harbor!

We are excited to welcome students to the DNALC for these in-person programs! To learn more about the DNA Learning Center’s on-site COVID safety procedures, open On-site Procedures for Parents. Eventbrite is used for February Winter Break registration and payment.

  • Reservations for each session must be made through Eventbrite.
  • Sessions are $25 per session, plus Eventbrite registration fee.
  • Sessions for 5–8 grades are scheduled in the mornings, and 9–12 grades in the afternoons.
  • Seats for each session are limited to 8 students and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A second session for each topic will open if the first fills; the second session will begin a half-hour later for social distancing safety.
  • Parents will receive an email prior to registered programs with instructions for drop off and daily health surveys.


DNA Learning Center
334 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
United States



    Register/more info

    Registration in advance through Eventbrite is required | $25