This kit teaches you how to insert a Jellyfish gene, Green Fluorescent Protein(GFP), into bacteria. This allows the bacteria to glow green when you shine light onto them.
Kit comes with everything you need and instructions
Enough for 5 experiments.
LB Kan Agar (Kan 100 µg/ml)
250 mL glass bottle for pouring plates
Disposable transfer pipettes
7- Petri Plates
5 - Inoculation Loops
6 - 1.5mL micro centrifuge tubes containing LB broth
50mL centrifuge tube for measuring liquid volume
5 - 0.1 mL bacterial transformation buffer (25mM CaCl2, 10% PEG 8000)
UV Filter Sheet and blue light (to see the glow)
Non-pathogenic E. coli bacteria
5 - 50uL of 20ng/uL GFP plasmid (freeze dried)
**Perishables included in this kit have been Freeze Dried. They will be viable up to a month at Room temperature**
fantastic and eye-opening experiments for beginner
straightforward instructions (though it is recommended to read everything before getting started) . If doing these experiments during the cold season, have a space heater handy to speed up incubation times. One minor annoyance: not all packages are complete so good to check everything is there before getting started.
Really fun and simple
This was a really fun and simple project I had a lot of fun doing it, it was really interesting to get to know how everything in it worked
Really fun and simple activity
I had a lot of fun with this project and it was really interesting learning how everything worked. The user manual was simple and easy to read and very user friendly.
Great for Novice Biohackers
Two teachers at our high school run the CHS Science Club and after watching Unnatural Selection my colleague and I decided to look into The ODIN to see what was available for our fledgling scientists/biohackers to work with. We decided to try the Genetic Design Starter Kit and the results were great. Since we usually only have 30-60 minutes once or twice a week with our group we were able to make things work. The students thoroughly enjoyed the process and learning about biohacking. After completing the procedure we did have successful transformation and saw some glowing colonies. It was great!
Clear instructions and well-packaged kit. Took a couple of tries, but eventually was successful! I think giving extra incubation time was what made my second try have better results (since I was incubating at room temperature).
This is the second product I’ve ordered from the Odin. The instruction manual is clear, there are online guides, and wow, I’ve learned a lot about genetics and biology!
Genetic Design Starter Kit - Glowing Jellyfish Bacteria
First time - worked perfectly, even with a few human errors and extended time in between stages. Used with 7th graders.
The kit was well packaged and the directions were thorough. My son and his lab partner were able to complete this for their science fair project. They were featured in our local news! I will be purchasing more for my students.
Great Science Experiment
I ordered the Genetic Design Starter Kit for my grandson’s science fair project. It was easy enough to follow for me to help him. He is in 7th grade and very interested in cutting edge science.