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Edvotek™ DNA Damage and Repair

Students can see firsthand the damage done by UV light.

Supplier:  Edvotek™ 957

Catalog No. S05694

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  • Instructions
  • Standard DNA fragments
  • Plasmid DNA
  • Gel-loading solution
  • Agarose
  • Electrophoresis buffer
  • 1mL pipet
  • Microtest tubes
  • 100mL graduated cylinder
  • InstaStain™ Ethidium Bromide

Requires :
  • UV transilluminator
  • Electrophoresis apparatus
  • Power supply
  • Microwave or hotplate



According to the World Health Organization, between 2 and 3 million cases of skin cancer occur globally every year. Many of these cancers are caused by preventable damage to DNA by UV light during sunbathing.


  • Students expose plasmid DNA to shortwave UV light to simulate the effect of sunbathing
  • DNA is then analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis to observe the damage
  • Complete in two hours


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For 10 groups.



UV Damage Kit
Instructions, standard dna fragments, plasmid dna, gel loading solution, agarose, electrophoresis buffer, 1ml pipet, microtest tubes, 100ml graduated cylinder, instastain™ ethidium bromide™ stain
Some components require freezer storage
Dna is analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis to observe the damage
2 Hr.
10 Lab Groups


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