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Food Forensics: Using PCR to Detect Genetic Modification
Wouldn’t it be interesting to know if the foods you eat are genetically modified? This hands-on workshop covers extracting DNA from produce or packaged food, using PCR to amplify common GMO sequences, and separating the amplicons via gel electrophoresis.

The first 30 US-based registrants will have the option to receive one student workstation to extract DNA from the food of their choice.

If you have access to gel electrophoresis equipment, you may also choose to run a gel to look at pre-amplified GMO lab results (no thermal cycler needed). You’ll need to supply your own gel box, power supply, micropipet, and tips. We’ll send DNA samples, a precast agarose gel, buffer and DNA stain (FastBlast or UView for those with transilluminators or UV lamps). We can not provide gel electrophoresis equipment to participants.

This webinar will be presented by Bio-Rad Fellow Ray Cinti, a Biology instructor, at South Burlington High School. Ray has received two NSTA teaching awards in Biotechnology and Agricultural Science in 2018 and 2019, has authored 300 YouTube instructional videos, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Plant and Soil Science at the University of Vermont.

Note: No continuing education credits or certificates are being offered for attending this event. Attendees will receive an email after the event that they may use as proof of attendance.

This webinar will be recorded and emailed to all registrants.

July 14 2023 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM EDT.

Jul 14, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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