With this biochemistry science kit you will explore a process called PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction. PCR is like a copy machine for DNA!
This science fair kit helps you understand one step of PCR - the annealing phase. You will build a model of a primer sticking to a DNA template strand using magnets. How important is it for the sequence of the primer to match the template strand? You will make matches (where the magnets will stick to each other) and mismatches (where the magnets will repel each other) to model nucleotides in the primer sticking to the DNA template. Will more matches make the primer stick better than a primer with mismatches? Use this kit to find out!
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