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Whodunnit at Brimsham Green School

6 July 2018

50 Year 11 pupils became forensic scientists for a day when Alejandro Lorente Pons and Miriam Ellis arrived at Brimsham Green School in Yate with DNA samples from a crime scene. Pupils had to find Mr Doe's murderer by matching the DNA from the crime scene with one of the samples taken from 5 different suspects. The pupils learnt about DNA and used restriction digestion and agarose gel electrophoresis to separate the DNA fragments. They then took part in a game to decipher the similarities in genomes from 8 different species and finished with a fun quiz to show how much they have learned.

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