DNA Extraction Methods

The basics

DNA extraction is frequently a basic step for many genomic research and diagnostic procedures, e.g. to identify viruses and bacteria and diagnose diseases. The first attempt to extract DNA was done in 1869 by Friedrich Miescher. Now there are many experimental protocols designed for optimal extraction of clean DNA material and other nucleic acids from diverse biological and environmental samples. But the basic idea is very simple - you can even extract DNA at home! Firs of all, watch this video about DNA extraction steps :)

Want to try it yourself?

Try these instruction by NIH on how to extract DNA with simple materials you may find in the kitchen. We hope you have fun with it!

A bit more advanced

Go through this slides to understand what kind of material they are using in the actual labs.


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