Lab Center [RETIRED]

Lab Cancer

Flash animation technology is no longer supported by web browsers. Several DNALC websites were built using Flash and we have installed the open-source Flash emulator, Ruffle, on some of them. Unfortunately, due to the structure of the site, Lab Center cannot be supported using Ruffle and it has been retired. Much of the animation and video content is available in the Resources section of this site and many of the animations are also included in our DNA from the Beginning website. If there is an item you can no longer find, please email

Lab Centers support student and teacher learning through purpose-built, mini-Internet sites for several popular DNALC laboratories. Each laboratory includes: a video introduction to the experiment, background information, interactive and PDF versions of the protocol, lab results, real-world applications, further exploration activities, scientist interviews, animations, and selected resources. We are developing science stories to relate experiments to local research.

A password-protected "teacher bench" includes a teacher guide, standards correlations, recipes and materials, and student assessment and answers.

Two Lab Centers have been developed; one for visitors to the DNALC, and one for visitors to the Harlem DNA Lab.