Want to perform one of the most widely-used molecular diagnosis technique? At COMPASS, you will be carefully guided through the steps of your first Polymerase Chain reaction! Using a real forensic science kit and materials such as hair or saliva, you will analyze your own DNA to see whether or not you have a particular mutation. Think of it as a condensed form of what research work in a lab really means. Performing a molecular technique enables you to think forward to something new – be it a cure, a correct diagnosis or simply a better dosage of a patient’s medication. As a participant, please look forward to the end result: glowing orange bands of millions of copies of a single DNA region!