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Saturday DNA! The Mystery of Anastasia

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Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Grades 5–8

E. coli bacteria can usually digest the dairy sugar lactose, but we have mutant bacteria that are lactose intolerant! In this experiment you will genetically engineer the bacteria with a gene to produce the lactase enzyme they are missing, and they will become lactose "tolerant"! This is similar to an experimental method of replacing or supplementing genes to cure genetic disease, called gene therapy. By giving the bacteria new genes, you will be "curing" their genetic disorder.


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