7.21.23 – Genetics: Nature or Nurture – Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

7.21.23 – Genetics: Nature or Nurture

After a week of hard work, exploration, and discovery, campers performed a protein purification process to isolate the GFP (green fluorescent protein) product from our bacterial transformation experiment. Our budding molecular biologists used the same process that is performed in the ‘real world’ (by actual molecular geneticists) to isolate a protein product (such as insulin or growth hormone) that has been mass-produced through bacterial transformation.