Step into Tacoma's cutting edge biotech labs and learn how to extract your own DNA. Using cells from your cheek, we will break open the cells by creating large (relatively speaking, of course) openings in its membrane causing your DNA to spill out of them. This process is called lysing, and is a precursor to much of biological engineering. Then we will remove excess proteins from the mixture and force the strands of DNA to stick to each other. Finally, we will take the now easily visible DNA material and transfer it into a clear capsule which will serve as our necklace's pendant. Using materials from our lab, you will be able to execute this entire process yourself with only guidance and explanation from our scientists. Once completed, its yours to take home! Then, take a tour of the incubator and meet the team. Talk with some of the Pacific Northwest's leading biotech innovators about their projects, and students training to become the innovators of tomorrow. Learn how RAIN is making an impact on our community, and leave with a souvenir necklace containing your own DNA.
One of RAIN's many volunteer-turned-employees, I'm passionate about creating sustainable industries and STEM jobs for Tacoma. Between new ways to detect environmental toxins, classify health, or protect astronauts, the scientific research done here has the potential to change the world. A Physics and Math graduate from the nearby University of Puget Sound (go Loggers), my STEM education background and experience starting and running a virtual tutoring company brought me to RAIN where I engage business relationships and community outreach.
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RAIN BioTech Incubator
RAIN is a non-profit life science incubator growing jobs, companies, and talent in Tacoma by educating the community and supporting the growth of biotech entrepreneurs. Our educational initiatives include an award winning student-run synthetic biology team, a Girls Who Code club, the BioHackathon, and more; engaging local students to solve real problems in the industry and community.
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Our scientific journey will take place in the RAIN BioTech Incubator's BioEngineering Lab. Engage with students and scientists alike in this unique environment where community minded goals meet innovative thinking and the resources to make change.
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6 voyageurs maximum âgés de 6 ou plus peuvent participer.
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