Sumter High School IB biology classes traveled to Clemson University for a STEM adventure recently. At the Clemson University Life Science Outreach Center, students transformed E. coli with the pGlo plasmid, which carries a phosphorescence gene from jellyfish. The plates of bacteria were boxed up for transport back to SHS so they could be studied further. After lunch in the dining hall, students extracted their DNA from cheek cells. Activities at the CULFSOC concluded with a discussion on GMOs in society. Before loading back onto the bus for the ride home, the group stopped by the 55 Exchange for some of Clemson's famous in-house ice cream.
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