Try it yourself!

Here are some experiments you could try at home, all developed here at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics unless otherwise stated.

DNA extractions from fruit and veg

Recipe sheet for DNA extractions in the kitchen.


Gel electrophoresis

Recipe sheet for gel electrophoresis in the kitchen.


Growing crystals

Recipe sheet for growing crystals in the kitchen - by Centre members.

Information for teachers/demonstrators.


Making plastic

Recipe sheet for making plastic in the kitchen - by students from the University of Oxford Department of Chemistry.


Making paint

Recipe sheet for making paint in the kitchen - by the Oxford University Museums.


Smarties chromatography

Recipe sheet for chromatography in the kitchen, using Smarties - by students from the University of Oxford.


DNA modelling

DNA modelling recipe.

DNA base modelling recipe.