How to See YOUR DNA

In Light of Gordon’s recent rant about how we’re made of books, here’s a nifty science/design experiment you can do at home, to extract your own DNA and see it in a whole new light — your kitchen light, for example.  We’re often told that DNA is in the realm of the impossibly small, and that you can’t see it with the naked eye… and yet the fact that we’re not OBVIOUSLY made of strings of information tends to argue against DNA’s truth.  By means of this quick experiment, though, it’s possible to show kids and adults that we are made of strings, of some sort, and that those strings are tiny, and occasionally clumpy.

Maybe I should gene-sequence my sinus infection using isopropyl alcohol and green food dye in honor of Haniel.

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