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'''The Original Design'''<br>
'''The Original Design'''<br>
(Add image of the full OpenPCR machine here, from the Week 3 exercise. Write a paragraph description for visitors who have no idea what this is)<br>
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The OpenPCR machine is designed to isolate and replicate certain sequences of DNA through heating and cooling the samples.  There are several parts to it, most of which can only be seen if one of the outside walls is taken out.  The samples of DNA are placed in small tubes and are then placed in the heating area, where they are repeatedly heated and cooled during several cycles to achieve the desired result.  The time for a cycle is usually a few minutes, and there are usually several cycles in a run, so it may last over an hour.
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When we unplugged (part 3) from (part 6), the machine ... (did what? fill in your answer)
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When the circuit board (part 6) was unplugged from the display (part 3), the display turned off and no longer registered any signal. The display was no longer functional, but turned on again once the wire that previously connected the two was plugged back in.
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When we unplugged the white wire that connects (part 6) to (part 2), the machine ... (did what? fill in your answer)
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When the circuit board was unplugged from the heating element, the heating element was no longer able to control its temperature. Although it still had power, it was not being controlled by the circuit board.

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OUR TEAM

Name: Jeffery RamirezRole: Protocol planner
Name: Jeffery Ramirez
Role: Protocol planner
Name: Tyler Tamasauckas Role:R&D Specialist
Name: Tyler Tamasauckas
Role:R&D Specialist
Name: Alexander Baldwin Open PCR Machine Engineer
Name: Alexander Baldwin
Open PCR Machine Engineer
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Name: student
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LAB 1 WRITE-UP

Initial Machine Testing

The Original Design
(Add image of the full OpenPCR machine here, from the Week 3 exercise. Write a paragraph description for visitors who have no idea what this is)
The OpenPCR machine is designed to isolate and replicate certain sequences of DNA through heating and cooling the samples. There are several parts to it, most of which can only be seen if one of the outside walls is taken out. The samples of DNA are placed in small tubes and are then placed in the heating area, where they are repeatedly heated and cooled during several cycles to achieve the desired result. The time for a cycle is usually a few minutes, and there are usually several cycles in a run, so it may last over an hour.

Experimenting With the Connections

When the circuit board (part 6) was unplugged from the display (part 3), the display turned off and no longer registered any signal. The display was no longer functional, but turned on again once the wire that previously connected the two was plugged back in.

When the circuit board was unplugged from the heating element, the heating element was no longer able to control its temperature. Although it still had power, it was not being controlled by the circuit board.


Test Run

(Write the date you first tested Open PCR and your experience(s) with the machine)




Protocols

Polymerase Chain Reaction

(Add your work from Week 3, Part 1 here)


Flourimeter Measurements

(Add your work from Week 3, Part 2 here)

1.

2. To assemble the Flourimeter, there are a few easy steps that need to be followed. The first step is to unbutton the front flaps and open the lid. Take out the interior contents which include the slide that the liquid is put on and the cell phone stand. Once this is done, close the lid so that only the front is open. Place your liquid on the slide, turn on the light and place it inside the box. Then put a cell phone with a camera in the cell phone stand. Align the camera with the drop of liquid on the slide. After this step, the Fluorimeter is set up. Refer to the image above for a photo representation of the set up.

3.




Research and Development

Specific Cancer Marker Detection - The Underlying Technology

(Add a write-up of the information discussed in Week 3's class)

(BONUS points: Use a program like Powerpoint, Word, Illustrator, Microsoft Paint, etc. to illustrate how primers bind to the cancer DNA template, and how Taq polymerases amplify the DNA. Screen-captures from the OpenPCR tutorial might be useful. Be sure to credit the source if you borrow images.)




Results

Sample Integrated Density DNA μg/mL Conclusion
PCR: Negative Control E6 F6 G6
PCR: Positive Control E7 F7 G7
PCR: Patient 1 ID #####, rep 1 E8 F8 G8
PCR: Patient 1 ID #####, rep 2 E9 F9 G9
PCR: Patient 1 ID #####, rep 3 E10 F10 G10
PCR: Patient 2 ID #####, rep 1 E11 F11 G11
PCR: Patient 2 ID #####, rep 2 E12 F12 G12
PCR: Patient 2 ID #####, rep 3 E13 F13 G13


KEY

  • Sample =
  • Integrated Density =
  • DNA μg/mL =
  • Conclusion =


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