At Treehouse, we regularly partner with local organizations* to help spread the love of genomics science with kids of all ages. Through these community partnerships and education efforts, we’ve had a blast teaching how to make a strawberry reveal its DNA content using stuff you probably have around the house.
If you want to see and hold the genetic contents of a strawberry, here’s your chance. Follow along with the instructions provided below.
English language Instructional video
English language Instructional leaflet
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Instrucciones en español
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*We’ve had the pleasure of working with Jacob’s Heart on their Kidrageous fundraisers; UCSC Women in Engineering and Science (WISE); UCSC Colleges Against Cancer; and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, among others. Please enjoy our photo album of past strawberry extraction demonstrations.
Photographs/videos taken prior to COIVD-19. UCSC is following all CDC guidelines.