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National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Building biomedical research capacity in North Dakota
by serving public universities and tribal colleges within the state
North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
University of North Dakota - School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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Intrigued by her experience in the molecular biology boot camp, an 11th grader from Minto High School, North Dakota, returned to her school this fall and gave a presentation on GMOs to her classmates. Her next plan is to design a project for the Science Fair this year, although her school has not historically participated.

Biofuels, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), DNA fingerprinting, and tracking disease outbreaks were some of the topics explored by high school students during a one-week Molecular Biology “Boot Camp” held at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, July 31-Aug 4, 2017.  Nineteen students from high schools in the region, including Crookston, Hope-Page, Lincoln, Minto, Park Christian, Sacred Heart, and West Fargo, were introduced to a variety of laboratory techniques used in research, including PCR (polymerase chain reaction), electrophoresis, chromatography, and ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay). 2017 Boot Camp Photos
Molecular Biology Boot Camp
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