Seattle Children's Research Institute Breaks Record for DNA Extraction

Seattle Children's Research Institute Breaks Record for DNA Extraction

The Seattle Children’s Research Institute broke a Guinness Book World Record Thursday, Feb. 2 for the most people conducting a DNA isolation experiment simultaneously. More than 300 people extracted the DNA of a strawberry at the research institute’s new South Lake Union facility, Building Cure. “We want to engage our community in the work that we’re doing, and extracting DNA is part of the work that we’re doing in our immunotherapy studies,” said Dr. Jim Hendricks, president of Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

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