This experiment introduces students to the use of DNA fingerprinting in a simulated paternity determination. A child's DNA fingerprint is compared with his parents. The experiment does not contain human DNA.
‚Ä¢ Learn genetics and molecular biology techniques by solving a hypothetical paternity case
‚Ä¢ Introduce students to restriction enzymes, PCR, and electrophoresis
‚Ä¢ Perform agarose gel electrophoresis to separate differently-sized DNA molecules
‚Ä¢ Load, run, analyze, and size pre-digested PCR samples to determine the biological parents of a child