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From miniPCR users: Mitochondrial DNA amplification workshops in Mexico

This is an email sent this weekend to our team by happy miniPCR users in Mexico.   Hello miniPCR Team, I hope everything is well on your side.  I’d like to share through this message that, as I had mentioned before, we’ve held our first workshop in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) amplification, and it was a complete success. All […]


Lab in a Box at Stafford High School, Texas

When students in Camille Merck’s AP biology class at Stafford High School in Texas participated in Lab in a Box, the free biotech loaner program supported by Genes in Space partners, Houston Community College Southwest Stafford TV Studio featured Merck and her students in one of their Spartan Spotlight segments. We are excited to share this […]


Portable PCR! Testing the miniPCR for DNA sequencing in the field

— This post contributed by Aaron Pomerantz appeared originally on 7/5/2017 in I’ve recently been testing portable tools for a project to take the “lab into the field”. One interesting little piece of equipment I heard about was the miniPCR, a portable thermocycler that has been used for field PCR experiments, for instance “A simple, […]


miniPCR DNA Discovery System™ deepens impact of STEM education programs worldwide

Affordable biotech toolkit to enable hands-on DNA analysis in UAE classrooms CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Amplyus announced today the deployment of the miniPCR DNA Discovery System™in five high schools of the United Arab Emirates. The schools are finalists in the Genes in Space™ UAE competition inviting students to design DNA analysis experiments […]


Disruption in the world of DNA analysis

Sebastian Kraves Bring Hands-On, Affordable Biotech to “Everyone, Everywhere” with the miniPCR Machine Boston Consulting Group alumnus Sebastian Kraves [Boston, 2007–2013] has made DNA analysis more democratic. Sebastian helped invent the miniPCR, a machine that heralds a shift from academic science to citizen science, empowering everyone—from families, to school kids, to field scientists—to contribute to […]


miniPCR featured in the Boston Globe

This article by Janelle Nanos appeared in the Sunday April 2nd, 2016, edition of the Boston Globe Magazine. For the complete article please click on this link.  Amplyus goes to market with a cheaper, more portable DNA analysis device The mini machine helps researchers in far flung locations from Sierra Leone to outer space. For […]


15 DNA Science Events of 2015

Here are the 15 DNA science events that captured our imagination in 2015. Enjoy! 5 January – Scientists from the US and UK have mapped the genome of the bowhead whale and identified genes responsible for its 200-year lifespan, the longest of any mammal. 7 January – In a world first, researchers from New Zealand […]