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Genes in a Bottle - DNA Necklace Kit


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  • Isolate your own DNA from your cheek cells
  • Enough supplies for two people to isolate and make a DNA keepsake
  • 7 activities and educational instructions
  • Includes 2 DNA helix keepsakes (necklaces) and I Love Your DNA Tattoos
  • Learn about DNA, genetics, and heredity
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00A7DOI9E
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,102 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Seeing is believing. See your own DNA and make your own DNA necklace with this Genes in a Bottle kit. This DNA kit is the perfect science activity for kids who enjoy real life science experiments! Genes in a Bottle is a fabulously cool and easy science experiment for kids where you can make your invisible DNA visible in a matter of minutes. This educational activity allows you to do real life science projects at home. Isolate DNA from your own cheek cells, color the precipitated DNA, and make a unique helix keepsake filled with strands of your own DNA that you can show off to your friends and family. Continue your adventures into the remarkable world of what makes us all unique (DNA) by learning about the actual double helix structure of your DNA. Using the ancient art of origami, you can color, cut, and fold paper to make a DNA model. Color and explore human cells and learn exactly where your DNA comes from.

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Based on the product description I expected something more sophisticated.
patrick w clifford
It was so much fun to see the smile on the kids faces when they saw their own DNA!
Ingrid M
We need more educational products like this to interest children in science.
Anne Broderick

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By photomf on January 4, 2013
My teens "experimented" their kit last night and had a blast. Easy to use, and in less than a hour they had their own DNA necklaces, which they can't wait to bring to school today. Although they were more interested in the necklace than the descriptive DNA science, the science lab process to make the necklace proved to be much more than a toy. Highly recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ingrid M on November 11, 2012
I love this product. It was so much fun to see the smile on the kids faces when they saw their own DNA! Truly a fun educational activity to share with your kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marieko on March 29, 2014
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Biologist here. My 8 year old is interested in all sciences, particularly biology. I purchased this for him, along with BioRad's "DNA model" (also reviewed), as props for a science fair poster on DNA. While he could assemble the DNA model on his own, I had to supervise him for this experiment. I routinely extract DNA in my lab. Obviously this kit is not meant to be used in sterile lab conditions, but just as a fun activity.

There are two sets of materials and necklaces except for the extracting buffer, to share or in case you mess up. Also one paper DNA model to color and assemble, as well as "I Love your DNA" temp tatoos, which we have not yet used. (I see the teen thing: wear your boyfriend's DNA, he wears yours, you both have the tatoos.) The instructions and information about DNA are just the right level of information for a middle to high-schooler, in my opinion.

The crucial step is the first one, in which the experimenter takes up water in his mouth and tries to swish it around and scrape his teeth against his cheeks, in an attempt to get as many cheek cells into the water as possible. For a younger child, this might be hard to do, as you need to swish and scrape actively for at least a minute. If you don't, there will not be enough DNA and you might not see it in your final solution.

The rest of the steps are easy. I added some blue food coloring to contrast better with the white DNA and superglued the vial as suggested. My son walked around his school on Science Fair Day, wearing his necklace, and explaining the barely-there DNA fluff to all and sundry, proud as punch!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chargerfan on November 12, 2012
I have used this kit and it not only works, it provides a great opportunity to discuss relevant topics with my children, like genetically modified food to genetic testing. The necklace becomes a conversation starter!
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