Let’s discover how the cancer-resistant mouse works. Then celebrate it with a beautiful genome poster.
-We will first analyze the genome of an amazing cancer-resistant mouse (hoping to unlock its secrets).
-Then, we will create a beautiful and educational poster displaying the cancer-resistant genome. The poster will recognize Kickstarter project funders through a “Kickstarter genome” graphic and include your own personalized messages.
Dr. Zheng Cui, MD, PhD, of Wake Forest discovered amazing mice that are cancer-resistant. We will work with him to analyze the genome through a process called “whole-exome” sequencing. This could lead to an understanding of how the cancer-resistance works.
The poster will display the cancer-resistant genome along with other information related to cancer and genetics. In the past, there have been several examples of genome posters/designs (examples shown below). But, none of the designs have that certain je nais se quoi. In other words, my wife will not let me hang them in the living room.
The “Kickstarter genome” graphic will list the initials of $10 funders and up. Each set of initials will also be heat-mapped, with different colors based on the size of their donation, so you will be able to easily see the largest donors. Custom messages will be shown for $45 funders and up.
Video Talk by Dr. Zheng Cui:
Link to LIFT clinical trial, which is based on the cancer-resistant mouse studies: http://liftcancertreatmenttrial.com/
Below are genome poster examples, which were designed by others. We may incorporate design concepts from some of these into our final product.
#1. Make a Pledge by clicking the green "Back This Project" button. You are only charged for a pledge if we raise at least $18,500 within 30 days
#2. Click the Facebook "Like" button
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 11, 2011.
Jul 12, 2011 - Aug 11, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $2 or more
Receive a special thank you email with an electronic version of the cancer-resistant genome (high-res desktop wallpaper)
Pledge $10 or more
Your initials will be listed on the poster as part of the “Kickstarter genome”, with the above
Pledge $25 or more
Receive the printed poster, 18”x24” or larger, with all the above
Pledge $45 or more
You can put a custom 70-character message on the cancer-resistance poster (no matter if it is your full name, a loving tribute or a shameless plug), displayed as part of the “Kickstarter genome”, with all the above
Pledge $75 or more
Receive the printed poster, 24”x”36” or larger, with all the above
Pledge $150 or more
Access to a private conference call to discuss results, with all the above
Pledge $1,000 or more
Your name or organization will be listed as a sponsor when results are published in a peer-reviewed journal article, with all the above