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This article was published on March 2, 2012


    Extract your own DNA by using household items like dish soap and salt [video]

    Extract your own DNA by using household items like dish soap and salt [video]
    Drew Olanoff
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    Drew Olanoff

    Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for onlin Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for online charitable movements. He founded #BlameDrewsCancer. You can follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or email [email protected]

    Admit it, you’ve always wondered “How in the heck can I *see* my own DNA by using commonly found household items?”. Well, you’re in luck because there’s a tutorial for that.

    Seriously though, without a bunch of scientific beakers, tubes, and equipment you could see a strand of DNA with your own eyes. There’s no microscope needed!

    All you need is:

    – Bottled water
    – Clear dish soap
    – Blue food coloring
    – Table salt
    – Alcohol

    You’ll also need some of your spit as well. Check out the video below which will show you how to use all of these things that you already have in your house to see a strand of your own DNA: