DNA fingerprinting simplified

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 14:49 in Psychology & Sociology

Agarose gel electrophoresis? Most teenagers wouldn`t have a clue what this scientific term means, but middle school student Andrew Trigiano knows the protocol inside and out. When Andrew was 12, his father Robert Trigiano, a professor at the University of Tennessee, was looking for an interesting science project for his son. Setting out to compare differences in popular brands of Easter egg dyes, Trigiano`s project soon grew into a full-blown scientific study and set of replicable classroom experiments.

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