Happy DNA Day!

Happy DNA Day!

April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016

Students and researchers from the Melissa Wilson Sayres’ lab, of the ASU School of Life Sciences and Biodesign Institute, celebrate national DNA day in style by providing the opportunity to extract DNA from bananas. If you missed out on the fun, you can do your own banana DNA experiment at home with salt, dishwashing soap and rubbing alcohol.

April 25 was designated DNA day to celebrate two very important milestones in the history of DNA science. In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick published their work on the discovery of the double helix shape of DNA, and 50 years later, the Human Genome Project was completed. 

 

Written by: Ally Carr