Entries by miniPCR Team

Bringing Molecular Biology to classrooms

Modern biology is grounded in DNA analysis and its modification. DNA amplification through the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is an essential step in virtually every biotechnology application, including cloning, sequencing, diagnostics, crop improvement, medical genetics, forensics, and many others… In the genomics era, no STEM curriculum is complete without including the theory, and ideally the […]

miniPCR visits Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School (GNBVT)

Last Fall, students at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School (GNBVT) learned how to complete PCR laboratory experiments.  The teaching team (Scott Atkinson, Pam Baptiste, and Aimee O’Neill) has been enabling junior and senior classes at GNBVT to build robust molecular biology skills.  They learned about miniPCR machines through MassBioEd’s BioTeach program that […]