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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

— This post contributed by Aaron Pomerantz appeared originally on 7/5/2017 in thenextgenscientist.com 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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]