Saturday DNA! Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
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Saturday DNA! Mitochondrial DNA Analysis

Saturday DNA! Mitochondrial DNA Analysis

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Dolan DNA Learning Center

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

334 Main Street (Route 25A)

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

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In this lab students will extract and amplify a small region of their mitochondrial (mt) DNA. Because mtDNA is inherited maternally and has a slow mutation rate, it can be used to trace maternal lineages back thousands of years! Participants will learn how to use DNALC online resources to compare their own mtDNA to other modern humans and ancient relatives, including Ötzi the Iceman, to examine human evolution and migration from a genetic perspective.

In this session, participants will:

  • use Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR ) to amplify their own DNA;
  • learn how DNA is sequenced;
  • explore the story of Ötzi the Iceman;
  • compare mtDNA sequences to investigate human history.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Ages 14 – Adult; under 15 years chaperone required. Chaperones must be 18 or over and fully participate in all program activities.

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No refund after February 1, 2017.

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Dolan DNA Learning Center

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

334 Main Street (Route 25A)

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

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