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Raquel Solares

Student - B.S. Biology, Arizona State University

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We should have affordable biotechnology clubs for elementary school children.

When I was in elementary school I was able to perform PCR through an enrichment program I was involved in; however, most students do not have this opportunity. Most of the students in my high school dreaded going to their science classes. If there was an after school or weekend program that they could afford to go to and that showed them the awesome things we can do, maybe more children would enjoy science.

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    Feb 12 2013: Just for the record by "PCR" are you referring to: "The polymerase chain reaction is a biochemical technology in molecular biology to amplify a single or a few copies of a piece of DNA across several orders of magnitude, generating thousands to millions of copies of a particular DNA sequence."--en.wikipedia.org?
    If so, are you advocating establishing clubs to teach such stuff to 6-12 year-olds? Thank you!