Extracting DNA with simple household chemicals

Lesley Robertson l.a.robertson at tnw.tudelft.nl
Thu Jun 28 03:16:28 EST 2001

"Andre" <sky4walk at gmx.de> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> I heard that it is possible to extract DNA e.g. from an orange with simple
> houshold chemicals. Could someone explane me which chemicals and how the
> procedure is. I can remember that one of these chemicals is alcohol and
> salt, but i Am nut sure.
> Thank you,
> André
Full recipes and instructions are on the BBC's web site. They use Kiwi
fruit, but the principle is the same. It's very easy - we use it in  the
Kids Lab on Open Days.
See http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/scienceshack/experiments/madna.shtml
Lesley Robertson

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