How To Extract Your Own DNA Using Household Items

By Kristen Philipkoski on at

You can extract your own DNA with drinking water, salt, dish soap, alcohol, food coloring, and your own spit! This NOVA/PBS-made video shows you how.

I've been writing about DNA for more than a decade, and I just realised that until this video, I've never actually seen DNA. And there it is, in the form of a white string in a plastic cup. Pretty freaking neato.

Learning anything more about your DNA requires a more complicated process of sequencing and analysation and at least $100 bucks. But in lieu of that, the opportunity to gaze upon one's genetic make up seems rather satisfying not to mention entertaining! [YouTube]