Transformation Through Innovation Grant-Bowie Institute for Bioinformatics and Statistics (BIBS)
The IB Biology students and the AP Biology students have been learning real world biotechnological techniques in preparation for the ultimate goal of extracting, isolating and discovering a novel DNA sequence for the GAPDH gene. They have been learning how to use the BLAST tool from NCBI to find and compare DNA sequences.
The AP Biology students have been learning about transformations and learning techniques for DNA extraction as well as using restriction enzymes to cut DNA and then running gel electrophoresis on the products.
Thank you to Mr. Watkins, Bowie High School Science teacher for co-authoring this blog.