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Genetic Design Starter Kit - Engineer the Color of Bacteria

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Leonardo da Vinci lived in the 15th century. Grinding and mixing minerals to create the amazing color pallets used in his paintings. Though da Vinci was one of the world’s most creative minds even he could not fathom the power of genetic design during his time. Now in 2017, you can create your own color pallet by genetically designing the DNA of microscopic bacteria that can be then be used as your own custom color pallet of living paint.


Enough for 3 experiments.


1 - LB Agar

1 - LB Amp/IPTG Agar (Amp 100 µg/ml and IPTG 120 µg/ml)

1 - 250 mL glass bottle for pouring plates

9 - disposable transfer pipette

7- Petri Plates

Inoculation Loops / Plate spreader  

Pairs of Nitrile Gloves in plastic bag          

6 - 1.5mL microfuge tubes containing LB broth

50mL centrifuge tube for measuring liquid volume

3 - 0.1 mL bacterial transformation buffer (25mM CaCl2, 10% PEG 8000)



Non-pathogenic E. coli bacteria

3 - 50uL of 100ng/uL plasmid