Have you ever DNA extraction from a banana? I have. The DNA in solution was so pretty! It looked like sparkling silk threads with tiny bubbles in it floating around in a viscous material. It reminded me of silk webs.

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How lovely the “molecule of life” is. It does not look so pretty when it comes out of your nose in glob of snot or when you dangle it from a loop, though. After waiting for a short while, the extracted DNA starts to look like clear jello.