Extracting DNA

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Students in the Hampton Bays Middle School’s Living Environment classes witnessed a strawberry DNA extraction in February, led by teachers Amanda Heenan and Toni Dossiano. During the procedure, Ms. Heenan and Ms. Dossiano facilitated the removal of the biological molecules from the nuclei of the cells of strawberries, to the delight of the students. The DNA extraction was part of the curriculum for the Living Environment classes.