From the home of eight Nobel Prize winners, DNA Learning Center (DNALC) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory continues to accomplish its mission to prepare students and families to thrive in today’s genomic age. Through exposure to the principles of genetics and hands-on experiments with DNA, DNALC has a proven track record of facilitating scientific literacy worldwide.

Approachable Protocols and Advanced Techniques You Can Trust

Since 1986, Carolina has worked with the DNALC to bring innovative and high-quality kits and teaching materials to educators. Our codeveloped kits make advanced concepts approachable and breakthrough techniques accessible by focusing on the unique and diverse needs of teachers and students in the classroom.

Visual Lab Flows

See procedures as they happen

Tested and Trusted

Time-proven labs that work right out of the box

Clear Procedures with Expert Tips

Easy-to-follow protocols with insightful margin comments

Selection

More than 25 unique kits available to meet students’ needs

Announcing New Enhancements and Updates to Your Favorite DNALC Kits

Supporting instruction means you have everything you need to teach—such as videos, animations, websites, and activities—in addition to helping you with advanced and rapidly changing subjects such as bioinformatics.

Working with DNALC, we continue to enhance our kits’ digital support on our online platform, Carolina Science Online, along with lessons and activities on Carolina Knowledge Center.

Featured DNALC and Carolina Kits

Most popular kits

Explore the molecular basis of the inherited ability to taste the bitter chemical phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). Item #211377

Explore a modern application of genetic engineering by investigating whether the soy or corn ingredients in various processed foods contain a genetic modification. Item #211367

Lean how to engineer proteins using three techniques—transformation, protein purification, and protein gel electrophoresis. Item #211073

Kits for every grade level

Strawberry DNA Extraction Kit

In this exciting activity students are introduced to DNA, literally, by removing it out of a strawberry! Item #211338

DNALC Baggie Cell Model Kit

Introduce students to the concept of “form fits function” by familiarizing them with different kinds of cells, their organelles, and the specific jobs each organelle performs. Item #211336

Purification of Green Fluorescent Protein Kits

Many students are aware of lactose intolerance, but how many understand what it means and how it relates to human evolution? Item #211337

Cutting edge biotechnology kits

Taq Polymerase Production and Validation Kit

With this one-of-a-kind kit, students purify Taq polymerase, an enzyme used in polymerase chain reactions, from bacteria engineered to produce it, then test the enzyme’s activity by performing PCR with it. Item #211165

Using DNA Barcodes to Identify and Classify Living Things

Students take a new approach to taxonomy using “DNA barcodes”—short, unique DNA sequences—to learn about the biodiversity of plants, mammals, fish, or insects. Item #211385

Demonstrate to your students the power of silencing a single gene. Teach about a powerful method for determining gene function. Introduce your students to a model organism used for studying many aspects of biology, including development and gene function. Engage in bioinformatics exercises exploring protein function and C. elegans and human gene relatedness.
Inducing RNAi by Feeding Kit

Students use the Nobel Prize-winning RNA interference (RNAi) technique to silence 2 different genes in the nonparasitic roundworm C. elegans. Item #211391

Product Testimonials

“Doing research, I have run many transformation experiments-used many kits-had many failures. The kit provided by Carolina is easy for students to follow and they always obtain appropriate results. The kit is sensitive enough to they need to complete the steps in order; however, it allows for small errors that product usable results. I have been very pleased with the Carolina kit!”
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High School Biology Teacher
Demonstrate to your students the power of silencing a single gene. Teach about a powerful method for determining gene function. Introduce your students to a model organism used for studying many aspects of biology, including development and gene function. Engage in bioinformatics exercises exploring protein function and C. elegans and human gene relatedness.
Inducing RNAi by Feeding Kit
“Such a simple lab to perform to teach a relatively new concept! I highly recommend it!”
College Biology Professor
“For beginning biotechnology students, this kit has everything needed to extract DNA, amplify it with PCR, and get excellent results using electrophoresis… Students enjoy this lab experiment and are always excited to see their results.”
dna base pairs
Lab Manager
Students create a column with immobilized lactase beads to create lactose-free milk.

From human Alu analysis to restriction digests to forensic DNA fingerprinting, DNALC and Carolina have created a wide assortment of kits that you can be confident will bring engagement and experimentation into your classroom or lab.

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