Sunday December 7, 2003

Easy Bake Science

When I was a little girl, I wanted an Easy-Bake Oven. (My Mom's response was that if I wanted to bake a cake I should just ask and we would bake a real cake in the real oven.)

If I were a little girl today, I might ask for the Discovery DNA Explorer Kit.

...With this deluxe, first-of-its-kind kit, you can extract, view and map real DNA yourself. Ideal for budding forensic-scientists or secret agents, the working lab and tools are just like the real thing. Plus, you'll have all the supplies needed for six fascinating DNA experiments. Extract DNA from vegetables, find out what actually makes ink colors and even grow crystal stalagmites!...

Includes:

  • Centrifuge
  • Magnetic mixer
  • Electrophoresis chamber
  • Test vials
  • And lots more
Requires six D and three 9V batteries (not included). SRP $79.95.

If you subscribe to (or can find a copy of) Wired magazine, there's a short review on page 132 of the Dec. 2003 issue. Awesome.

And me with 3 years towards a B.S. in Biochem, a B.S. in Microbiology, half a year of Forensic Science and an M.S. in Microbiology. Electrophoresis was such a cool thing. Now it requires six D and three 9V batteries.

I can't decide if I should feel old...or order the DNA Explorer Kit just for fun.

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