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.
Too support the implementation of Genes in Space and MiniPCR, iLEAD hosted the So. California teacher training to prepare our staff and learners for the journey, which launches in the Spring of 2018.