One of the resources that MIT provides teams competing in iGEM is a copy of parts that have been submitted to the Registry. These parts also include those that were submitted as a result of previous iGEM competitions (a big reason why we want you to keep on top of sending us your parts as you create them!). For iGEM 2006, the Registry will send out parts in the form of dry DNA.
Sometime in the next several weeks you will receive a package in the mail containing a plate that looks like this:
[Insert pic of last year's dry DNA]
What do you do with this plate once you have received it?
- The DNA at the bottom of the wells needs to be resuspended. To do this you must:
- Peel off the foil cover OR puncture a whole through the foil with a pipette tip
- Add X ul of TE Buffer (Tris-HCl?)
It is your DNA "sandbox" to play with.