Cloning a Fluorescent Gene

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Cloning a Fluorescent Gene

When I told my 8-year-old daughter I had a kit to clone fluorescent jellyfish DNA, she was excited to try it. But this is a high-school level project. The reagents are sent in a styrofoam box with dry ice, and the projects require a polymerase chain reaction thermal cycler (which Genotyp will loan out to classrooms that don’t have one). It’s complicated (I scratched my head at some of the manual), but looks to be an affordable science kit for older students and classrooms.

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Mark Frauenfelder is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Make: magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.

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