What would happen if clones took over the world? Or have they already?
At a time when cloning has become not only a term from science fiction but also a promise for our biomedical future, it is important for us to better understand what these procedures actually entail. Cutting edge science has been working on expanding the types of organisms on which cloning can be performed, but in the mean time we have gotten very good at understanding how plants have been able to do this -- often without the assistance of humans.
The workshop "The Attack of the Carrot Clones" uses a hands-on approach to perform the hello world of plant tissue culture with simple DIY techniques and minimum specialty equipment. Having carrots as our teachers, we will look at the biotechnology, biology and implications of plant tissue culture, cloning and micropropagation, allowing you not only to clone carrots, but also experiment with other plants in your own home.