Biology students use DNA testing to solve a crime

Genetic testing helps to solve a crime in the “Savvy Evidence”

experience for Karen Hixon’s students associates the lab activity

with popular television series CSI.

Using DNA genetic testing to solve a crime captivated Storm Lake and Sioux Central’s biology students studying genetics with the ISU Biotechnology Outreach Education Center March 25-26. Storm Lake Middle School science teacher Karen Hixon’s students worked together to solve a crime using four DNA samples of suspects and compared it with DNA collected at the crime scene. 

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