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Name: Shanee
Status: Student
Age: 9
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Date: March 2004

How do I make a molecule of DNA?

Dear Shanee,

If you are looking for a simple way to extract some actual DNA from living tissues, please see the following nice, simple experiment that you can do in your kitchen, " How to Extract DNA from a Banana" (among other things), from About Biology:

Best of luck with your investigation & I apologize for the delay in replying,

Jeff Buzby, Ph.D.
CHOC Research Institute

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