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Our Team

Name: Ryan BathRole(s) Open PCR Machine Engineer
Name: Ryan Bath
Role(s) Open PCR Machine Engineer
Name: Geon-Woo KimRole(s) Experimental Protocol Planner
Name: Geon-Woo Kim
Role(s) Experimental Protocol Planner
Name: Troy KozlowskiRole(s) Open PCR Machine Engineer
Name: Troy Kozlowski
Role(s) Open PCR Machine Engineer
Name: Phillip MercadoRole(s) Experimental Protocol Planner
Name: Phillip Mercado
Role(s) Experimental Protocol Planner
Name: Eliza NormenRole(s) R&D Scientist
Name: Eliza Normen
Role(s) R&D Scientist
Name: Jacob SwartzRole(s) R&D Scientist
Name: Jacob Swartz
Role(s) R&D Scientist

LAB 2 WRITE-UP

Thermal Cycler Engineering

Our re-design is based upon the Open PCR system originally designed by Josh Perfetto and Tito Jankowski.


System Design
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New Lid Catch
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Key Features
The redesigned version of the Open PCR system focused on resolving the issues that surrounded the function of the Open PCR machine's lid. One modification made was the changing of materials used in production of the PCR lid. In the original design of this machine wood was the main structural material of the Open PCR's lid; however,this redesign changes the material used on the sides of the lid from wood to plexi-glass. The use of plexi-glass allows for the user to see into the lid of the Open PCR machine.In turn allowing the user to view the height of the heat plate while adjusting it, this then minimizes the the chance of the user crushing the DNA samples while lowering the heat plate. The other modification present in the redesign was that the magnetic clasp from the original design was replace by spring catch. The original magnetic clasp on the PCR required too much force to open. While this magnet prevented the lid to open mistakenly during an experiment, it made the machine vulnerable to breakage when the lid needed to be opened. The newly added catch provides the same amount of protection in terms of mistaken lid opening but it also increases ease of use and limits the chance of breakage while opening the lid.


Instructions
Instructions for our new Open PCR Machine will be very similar to the original "Open PCR Building Instructions" with slight modifications. The only changes that will need to be made to the original instructions will describe how to install the new plexi-glass side of the lid. However, the instructions should hardly be changed at all becasue the new piece of plexi-glass will be made to the same specs of the preexisting wood piece. This means that the only modification to the instructions should be an updated description of the piece to look for when installing this part.




Protocols

Materials List of Required Materials for PCR & DNA measurements


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PCR Protocol

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DNA Measurement Protocol Step 1)

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Research and Development

Background on Disease Markers
The marker that we investigated is associated with Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease that impairs memory, thinking, and behavior. It affects chromosome 21 and its SNP is rs63751263.link to NCBI webpage It affects the APP gene also known as the amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein. The mutation affects the gene like so: ATG=>CTG.



Primer Design
Reverse Primer: GTCGAAGTGAAGTCTCTAGA
Forward Primer: TAGCCTATTTATTTTCTTCA
The diseased allele will be replicated because the changed nucleotide is contained within the reverse primers. That means that the primer will not bind to a healthy gene but will bond to the gene with the mutation.



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