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Ask Dr. Universe: What is your favorite experiment?

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – You know, your question reminds me of a couple other science questions from curious readers. Evangeline, age 7, wants to know why her hair is black. Sureya, age 8, wants to know why some people have curly hair.

It just so happens that one of my favorite science projects explores our questions about what makes us unique. It has to do with our DNA, or the blueprint for life.

Not too long ago, some of my friends at Washington State University showed me how to extract DNA – from a strawberry.

You can try it at home, too. You’ll need simple ingredients, including dish soap, meat tenderizer, rubbing alcohol and strawberries.

Read all of this answer from Dr. Universe at https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2016/03/28/strawberry_dna/.

 

A service of Washington State University, Ask Dr. Universe answers some of the most interesting, tough and smart questions from curious kids all around the world.

 

 

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