BBC Naked Scientists join The Perse
Perse students have appeared in the BBC Naked Scientist programme. The production team recently came into the school to demonstrate new DNA extraction and sequencing technology using a fruit smoothie.
Naked Scientist Kerstin Goepfrich interviewed a number of students about the DNA extraction process and was supported by a scientist from the Sanger Institute, who explained how the technology worked.
Students put the DNA sequences into an online database, to discover which fruits had been used to make the smoothie.
You can listen to a podcast of the broadcast here : http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/interviews/interview/1002121/