Extracting DNA from Strawberries

May 6, 2023 – During the Beckman Arts & Science Family Festival at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, California – Science Heads volunteers showed kids and adults how to extract DNA from strawberries! Our chemists and biologists described DNA and explained the role it has in human cell biology.

Below are documents (PDFs) for you to download to learn more about DNA, how editing it may help cure human diseases, and the instructions for doing the extraction procedure in your own home. Parental supervision is recommended for this at home activity.