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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a scientific method that utilizes DNA Polymerase to create a complimentary base strand from a template strand of DNA. Triphosphate nucleotides align with open DNA strands DNA polymerase works to link the complementary nucleotide bases together growing strands through both condensation and hydroysis reactions. One major issue with DNA polymerase is that DNA strands are anti parallel, and polymerase is only able to add nucleotides to the free 3'OH group hence it can only build new strands in the 5'-3' direction. Therefore, to correct for this issue the presence of a primer is required so that polymerase can proceed with directing the new nucleotides in place. Through these mechanisms it is possible to target specific positions on the template DNA sequence that a scientist intends to amplify. When the PCR process is completed the targeted DNA sequence containing the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) will have manufactured over a billion copies (amplicons).
(BONUS points: Use a program like Powerpoint, Word, Illustrator, Microsoft Paint, etc. to illustrate how primers bind to the cancer DNA template, and how Taq polymerases amplify the DNA. Screen-captures from the OpenPCR tutorial might be useful. Be sure to credit the source if you borrow images.)
(BONUS points: Use a program like Powerpoint, Word, Illustrator, Microsoft Paint, etc. to illustrate how primers bind to the cancer DNA template, and how Taq polymerases amplify the DNA. Screen-captures from the OpenPCR tutorial might be useful. Be sure to credit the source if you borrow images.)

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OUR TEAM

Andy SonProtocol Planner
Andy Son
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William Scott R&D Scientist
William Scott
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Joe Sasnone R&D Scientist
Joe Sasnone
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LAB 1 WRITE-UP

Initial Machine Testing

The Original Design
(Add image of the full OpenPCR machine here, from the Week 9 exercise. Write a paragraph description for visitors who have no idea what this is)


Experimenting With the Connections

When we unplugged (part 3) from (part 6), the machine ... (did what? fill in your answer)

When we unplugged the white wire that connects (part 6) to (part 2), the machine ... (did what? fill in your answer)


Test Run

(Write the date you first tested Open PCR and your experience(s) with the machine)




Protocols

Thermal Cycler Program

DNA Sample Set-up

row 1 cell 1 row 1 cell 2 row 1 cell 3 row 1 cell 4
row 2 cell 1 row 2 cell 2 row 2 cell 3 row 2 cell 4

DNA Sample Set-up Procedure

  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Step 3...

PCR Reaction Mix

  • What is in the PCR reaction mix?

DNA/ primer mix

  • What is in the DNA/ primer mix?






Research and Development

Specific Cancer Marker Detection - The Underlying Technology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a scientific method that utilizes DNA Polymerase to create a complimentary base strand from a template strand of DNA. Triphosphate nucleotides align with open DNA strands DNA polymerase works to link the complementary nucleotide bases together growing strands through both condensation and hydroysis reactions. One major issue with DNA polymerase is that DNA strands are anti parallel, and polymerase is only able to add nucleotides to the free 3'OH group hence it can only build new strands in the 5'-3' direction. Therefore, to correct for this issue the presence of a primer is required so that polymerase can proceed with directing the new nucleotides in place. Through these mechanisms it is possible to target specific positions on the template DNA sequence that a scientist intends to amplify. When the PCR process is completed the targeted DNA sequence containing the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) will have manufactured over a billion copies (amplicons).

(BONUS points: Use a program like Powerpoint, Word, Illustrator, Microsoft Paint, etc. to illustrate how primers bind to the cancer DNA template, and how Taq polymerases amplify the DNA. Screen-captures from the OpenPCR tutorial might be useful. Be sure to credit the source if you borrow images.)





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