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.
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.
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! ☺︎
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