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Meet Your Mites

Main Project Information
Presented By California Academy of Sciences
Goal Learn about Demodex face mites through DNA analysis
Task Sample skin to learn about DNA of Demodex face mites using kit
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Information about where you and your family are from will help scientists look for patterns in the data. So far the study has shown that while there are many types of mites, many people - even those who have lived their whole lives in the US - have mites similar to those in the country where their ancestors were born.

Materials List Meet Your Mites kit
Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Class Materials
Tags demodex, dna, face mite, face mites, faces, mites
Project Updated 10/04/2018