Electrophoresis Gel Technology
Darwin High School Year 10 Science students have had the opportunity to use the new electrophoresis technology as part of their genetics unit.
Electrophoresis gel technology is a laboratory technique that is used to separate large molecules, such as DNA.
By separating DNA samples, the Year 10 students used forensic techniques that are used around the world for genetics research, as well as for solving crimes, and performing paternity tests. By separating DNA taken from suspects and the crime scene, the students were able to match the DNA patterns, and the criminals were identified.
A special thanks to Mr. Tony Valle for organising the new equipment to allow students to experience a scientific activity that is vital for genetics research across the globe.