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Create GLOWING PLANTS using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler's software - the first step in creating sustainable natural lighting
Create GLOWING PLANTS using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler's software - the first step in creating sustainable natural lighting
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    You'll get a 2"x3" sticker showing the worlds first glowing plant to put on your phone or laptop! And if that's not enough, your name will be added to our website and book as a supporter.

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    SUPPORTER - inspire others by showing off this snazzy t-shirt

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    GLOWING PLANT SEEDS Batch II. Grow your own glowing plant at home, includes full instructions for how to tend and care for it

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    Recycled light bulb vase that you can show off to your friends

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    rootcupPLANTER - perfect for growing your Glowing Plant seeds. BONUS: Glowing plant seeds

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    Vase II: A minimalist vase made from an old light bulb. BONUS: Glowing plant seeds

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    INSPIRE YOURSELF: Beautiful printed photo book detailing the process for how we make the plant.

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    GLOWING PLANT. We will grow and ship you an actual glowing arabidopsis plant. Use it as a nightlight or show your friends how cool synthetic biology is

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    DIY MAKER KIT: A copy of the book, a full set of instructions and all the ingedients you need to transform your own plant at home, in your lab or at school.

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    BE CREATIVE: declare your love for someone or leave a message for your kids to decode in ten years time!! You will receive a vial containing a tweet size (140 characters) of your desired message printed in DNA! We will use Craig Venter's ASCII->DNA translation table to transform the message to DNA and send you a vial with 4ug of that synthesized DNA.

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    TEACH A CLASS: One of the team members will come to visit you and spend a day teaching about the project. This includes a hands on workshop where you will get to transform your own plants, ingredients included for up to 10 groups of 3-4 students to do the transformation.

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    BE A PART OF HISTORY: Your name (or anything under 30 characters) will be written, in DNA, into the glowing plant genome!! As part of the DNA construct we will design and synthesize, we will add a watermark section using the same methods used by Craig Venter's team. We will add the names or any remarks from this group of backers in DNA to the final design and do PR around the messages - a unique opportunity to spread your message!

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    GLOWING PLANT SEEDS. Grow your own glowing plant at home, includes full instructions for how to tend and care for it

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    EARLY BIRD. Be the first to get an actual glowing plant.

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