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Ghislain
07-21-2011, 03:44 PM
Hi All

I saw this done on TV.

Clean your mouth then wait a while...take a mouthful of salt solution and swill it around, spit into a clean vessel.

Add a little detergent to the vessel and stir with a clean spoon for about 5 mins.

Pour some alcohol into a clean glass...they suggested rubbing alcohol...I only had some Raspberry food flavouring...which is almost pure alcohol anyway :) dont all rush to the shops!

Take a teaspoon full of the salt, detergent and saliva mix and place it into the alcohol.

Watch and wait as the DNA unravels...

I didn't take any before pics, but when I did the final mix the solution was pretty clear.

After about 5 mins

http://genius.toucansurf.com/DNA%201.JPG

Pic from top of glass

http://genius.toucansurf.com/DNA%202.JPG

After about 10 mins

http://genius.toucansurf.com/DNA%203.JPG