Snowden International School

Snowden International School

​150 Newbury Street  Boston Massachusetts 02116

Biology class at Biogen Community Lab in Cambridge with Dr. Durand

Enviromental Science

Mr. Hudson


Mr. McKittrick


Dr. Durand


Mr. Blackler

June 5th Field Trip to Vertex

Students used PCR and gel electrophoresis to assess the presence of transgenes in plants and commercial food products. They amplified these transgenic regulatory sequences by PCR to test foods derived from genetically engineered crops as well as “GMO” and “non-GMO” DNA samples. We will also test for endogenous plant “housekeeping” genes to confirm that we have extracted viable DNA.