Sunday, September 20, 2009

Strawberry DNA Extraction

Pierce and I decided to extract DNA from strawberries today. It worked, but not as well as I had hoped. In any case we had fun. And by the end, Pierce had invented a new compound: SOHN. This video is long partially because Pierce was inspired to draw pictures as we went along. Skip to the 32 minute mark to see us grab the biggest glob of DNA. Actually, it's not all that exciting to see, but it was gratifying for us!

Monday, September 14, 2009

AMNH with Pierce and Peter

Pierce, Peter (visiting from Belgium) and I enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon after spending the better part of the day at the American Museum of Natural History. The stuffed guy is a Bush Baby from the Museum shop.