Light-it Kit™ - Control gene expression with light

US$52.00
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Control gene expression with light (Manually control genes!)

This biology kit allows you to control color pigment production in cells - using LIGHT! Using one of the world's most advanced light induction systems, your students will use blue light to turn on a color-producing gene. The gene has been pre-engineered in the cell, letting your students experience the wonders of genetic engineering in an easy, creative way - genetic engineering is amazing!

This is an all-in-one STEM project kit that is a perfect step in your journey to exploring the world of biotechnology, biohacking & genetic engineering. Compatible with Ch. 7 of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero book to learn about genes, and how to control them manually using genetic switches. 

This kit is currently in BETA.  

 

With this kit, you will:
• Make selective agar,
• Pour Petri dishes,
• Streak bacteria,
• Paint with the engineered bacteria to create 'living art,'
• Incubate under specific light conditions.
• See results

During this hands-on biotechnology experiment, you will learn how to control genes with light and how to use that to make with biology.

Contents:

(1) Light-it Kit in Individual or Group size: Sterile water, 6cm Petri dish, LB agar, selection marker, engineered bacteria stab, bacteria paintbrush, streaking stencils, inactivation bag.
• Individual Kits: One individual kit with all the ingredients needed for completing one entire science experience. Great for an individual or a small group.
• Classroom/Group Kits: Four individually packaged kits with the needed ingredients to complete four entire science experiences. 1 shared resources bag containing the bacteria and inactivation bags, which are shared between all participants. Great for the classroom, advanced AP biology, science fair projects, and iGEM teams.

Instructions: a manual with easy-to-understand vocabulary and step-by-step procedures and an online experiment simulation to practice with, teach you fundamentals, and guide you along the way. Available online. See the Resources tab for links!

The necessary equipment for this experiment is the DNA Playground Large with a built-in incubator and blue LED light. This blue LED light is necessary for the experiment - this is how you will turn on the genetic circuit in your bacteria! A microwave is also needed to complete this experiment.

Cleaning and safety supplies are not included in the kit. Necessary safety and cleaning supplies are latex or nitrile gloves, and a chlorinated bleach cleaner or a 10% solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle (you can make this by adding 9 parts water to 1 part bleach in a spray bottle). You can add a Mini Safety Set to your kit which includes gloves and a reusable plastic apron to protect your clothes.

For more information about safety, set up and clean up, you can have a look at the instruction manual for the experiment linked in the Ressources section below, and at the "Practicing safe science" page.

Cleaning and safety supplies are not included in the kit. Necessary safety and cleaning supplies are latex or nitrile gloves, and a chlorinated bleach cleaner or a 10% solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle (you can make this by adding 9 parts water to 1 part bleach in a spray bottle). You can add a Mini Safety Set to your kit which includes gloves and a reusable plastic apron to protect your clothes.

For more information about safety, set up and clean up, you can have a look at the instruction manual for the experiment linked in the Ressources section below, and at the "Practicing safe science" page.

Shipping Times

Lab equipment and accessories are shipped 1-10 working days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

Storage

For best results, and the longest shelf life possible, refrigerate the kit(s) upon arrival. You'll find the best before date (when refrigerated) on the kit's label.

For any questions, don't hesistate to reach out to us - help (at) amino.bio

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