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Experimental protocol: Investigating the genetic origins of obesity
Family history plays a very important role in the predisposition to obesity (and type 2 diabetes). Scientists base their research on the comparison between the DNA of obese and diabetic people with the DNA of healthy individuals; to do this, they need to extract the DNA from the cells. With this protocol, you can extract DNA from your cells quickly and easily.
This experimental protocol is the ideal opportunity for you to reproduce an experiment exactly how it is done at research centres. You can do it at one of the research centres and museums that Xplore Health collaborates with. You'll find the list of available institutions in the activities section. You can also do the experiment in class by buying the reagents and instruments or a kit developed by a company (Xplore Health is not responsible for xxxxxx).