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Lab in a Box 2018-19 Year-End Report

In fall 2017, Genes in Space established the Lab in a Box biotechnology equipment loan program. This free program offers educators a chance to put DNA analysis tools in their students’ hands, allowing them to experiment with essential molecular biology techniques like polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and gel electrophoresis. We are proud to have wrapped […]


“If an astronaut can do this, anyone can!”

“I love the simplicity of minPCR…after all, if astronauts can do this, anyone can!!  Astronauts are not typically molecular biologists.  Right?” — Brenda Bott. Coordinator/Teacher. Shawnee Mission School District Biotechnology Signature Program. Center for Academic Achievement. Indeed, Brenda! Astronauts are multi-talented jacks of all trades, but rarely are they masters of molecular biology — notable exceptions include US astronauts Dr. Peggy […]


miniPCR goes gliding

Genes in Space workshop in Southern California miniPCR curriculum director, Bruce Bryan, traveled to Southern California to train teachers in the use of miniPCR equipment and to spread the word about the Genes in Space program. As a bonus he, and the miniPCR, got to co-pilot a glider. It wasn’t the highest miniPCR has flown, but it […]


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 Biotech Loaner Program Kicks Off its 3rd year

This week, Genes in Space shipped the first Lab in a Box biotechnology equipment loan of the 2019-20 school year! This is the first of 27 loans that are scheduled to ship this year. Through Lab in a Box, teachers across 18 states will be able to bring DNA technology into their classrooms, giving many of their […]


Lab in a Box program participant wins grant to fund biotechnology equipment purchase

Guest post by Lab in a Box recipient Jennifer Allsbrook My name is Jennifer Allsbrook and I have been teaching secondary science since 1993. I teach college-level Biology 111 and 112, Chemistry, and Introduction to Biotechnology at Polk County High School in Columbus, North Carolina. Students enrolled in these classes range from 10th to 12th grade. I created a […]


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 […]