A very unique and interesting project has launched over on Kickstarter of this month called GlowGene. That provides a lab-in-a-box enabling users to use animal DNA to create cells that glow, eat plastic or create fuels, say its creators.
Watch the promotional video below to learn more about GlowGene which has been specifically designed to make genetic engineering a thing of simplicity.
The creators of GlowGene explain more about the functions of the new DNA kit.
GlowGene lets you extract genes from other lifeforms and put their DNA inside your cells, giving them traits of that animal. You can make glowing cells using jellyfish DNA, red cells that produce hemoglobin, cells that create ethanol, cells that eat plastic, cells that produce light and so on.
You can combine DNA from multiple organisms to create very complex cells. The cell’s abilities and characteristics you create depend on which animal’s DNA you extract with our GlowGene DNA extractor! (Don’t worry, no animals will be harmed)
How does it work?
– We give you this special cell that can take DNA from animals/plants.
– You extract DNA from other organisms using our DNA scissors and DNA extractor (or use our pre-supplied genes)
– Put them in your cell
– Observe what new abilities / characteristics your cells have!
The GlowGene kitsNow available to pledge for over on the kickstart website with prices starting from as little as $30 to get started with more complex gene sets available priced at $100 and above. For more information jump over to Kickstarter via the link below.