Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Dr. Stephen M. Jodis, DeanThe Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and ComputingPhone: (724) firstname.lastname@example.org
This module focuses on DNA fingerprinting. Students are presented with a paternity case in which the father of an orphan child is unknown. Students learn about the process of gel electrophoresis and have the opportunity to use very simple set-ups called E-gels. An E-gel is a buffer-less system that safely uses a gel enclosed within a plastic case. The set-up plugs into any lab/wall outlet and can be run in a short amount of time (15 minutes). Accompanying notes review profiling basics and restriction enzymes.