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<br> The PCR machine is color coded by row. Each group of students is assigned a color, up to eight groups. The groups will then set up the Open PCR on the computer, plug in the PCR machine and turn it on. Then, the students will put the DNA samples into the tubes via the pipettes, utilizing
<br> The PCR machine is color coded by row. Each group of students is assigned a color, up to eight groups. The groups will then set up the Open PCR on the computer, plug in the PCR machine and turn it on. Then, the students will put the DNA samples into the tubes via the pipettes, utilizing different samples, a positive control, and a negative control. The students will then place their test tubes into their assigned colored row and the teacher will close the lid and start the program. Students will run this for two hours so that the PCR machine can amplify the DNA samples for 30-35 cycles, depending on the teacher's discretion and time constraints.
Flourimeter Setup: <br>
Flourimeter Setup: <br>
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Thermal Cycler Engineering
Our re-design is based upon the Open PCR system originally designed by Tito Jankowski and Josh Perfetto .
Heat Sink/Fan/etc.: These pieces will be enlarged accordingly with the other parts of the device as necessary for the additional samples. The placement may also be shifted for this accommodation with smaller class sizes. Benefit and Function: Since this device is aimed at being educational, an important factor is price. It will be cheaper to use a larger device to accomodate more students.
DNA Measurement Protocol
Research and Development
Background on Disease Markers
There are two diseases that our group decided to look into. The first disease is type II diabetes, which is the most common of the diabetes. The body does not produce enough insulin, which regulates the use of glucose, therefore leading to high levels of glucose in the blood. There is a mutation in the third chromosome which causes this disease. The SNP related to this is rs4402960 . The second disease is insomnia. This is a sleeping disorder in which a person cannot fall asleep or stay asleep for as long as they would like. It is caused by a mutation in the twentieth chromosome. The SNP related to this is rs74315403 .