Believe it or not we really ARE brothers! Boy, 17, builds DNA testing machine in his bedroom to find out why his younger sibling has ginger hair
– Fred Turner, 17, from Yorkshire built a DNA testing machine in his bedroom
– Built the polymerase chain reaction machine from items he found at home
– Wanted to see if his brother had the mutated gene that causes ginger hair
-Experiment was a success and proved why his brother is ginger and he isn’t
– Fred was named the UK’s Young Engineer of the Year for his design
With Fred’s straight brown hair and Gus’s curly ginger mane, the teasing the Turner brothers got from their friends was rather predictable.
Less predictable, however, was Fred’s response to it.
After putting up with endless jokes about the boys having different fathers, 17-year-old Fred settled the matter once and for all – by designing his very own DNA testing machine.