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DNA is a delicate molecule. Nick at Bitesize Bio lists five ways that it can be damaged -- and thus what to avoid when futzing around in the lab. Those five problems are: exposure to UV, mechanical shearing, phenol extraction, dessication, and heating. "Now you know," says Nick. "So go easy on your DNA samples!"

 

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