Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a common laboratory technique used to make many copies (millions or billions!) of a particular region of DNA. This DNA region can be anything the experimenter is interested in. This supports the hands-on application of DNA studies by bringing cutting-edge biotechnology to our students and scenario-based inquiry in forensics, genetics, physiology, agricultural biology, and environmental science.
Genes in Space™ is a global science competition inviting students in middle school and high school to propose pioneering DNA experiments that address a space exploration challenge.
To support the implementation of Genes in Space and MiniPCR, iLEAD trains our staff to prepare our learners for the journey.