Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Mandy Raab, Ph.D., MSIS Director of Biotechnology Phone: 724-805-2705
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.