DIY Bacterial Gene Engineering CRISPR Kit
Gene engineering is the modification of an organism’s characteristics by manipulating its DNA. The DIY CRISPR Kit enables users to conduct up to 5 gene engineering experiments aimed at modifying Escherichia coli DNA using the CRISPR-Cas9 system, which is briefly explained in the graphic to the left. CRISPR-Cas9 enables scientists to alter the DNA of almost any organism with incredible precision, potentially ending disease and hunger. The kit is intended as an educational tool to improve DNA literacy, expanding the number of people equipped to conduct personalized experiments. While the therapeutic results of CRISPR-Cas9 are promising, the possibilities for unintended consequences are vast.
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Courtesy of The Odin.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.