Working directly with DNA isn’t only for the labs of CSI, agribusiness, and headline-grabbing research institutions. It’s basic chemistry, but it uses the molecules of life. You can even do it at home. This project explains how you can isolate and “fingerprint” some of your own DNA (which is a bit more difficult). You can view these experiments as an extension of high school education, a low-cost contribution to science infrastructure in developing countries, or perhaps even an exercise in bioethics.