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DNA curious? Open up the world of DNA science and exploration with a portable, powerful, and affordable PCR-based DNA Discovery System
DNA curious? Open up the world of DNA science and exploration with a portable, powerful, and affordable PCR-based DNA Discovery System
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    THANK YOU!! Get our love and gratitude, and be a backer of DNA education.

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    DNA SUPPORTER. Get our love and gratitude, PLUS we’ll show your name on our site as a supporter of DNA education. Let the world know you care about DNA!

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    miniPCR KEYCHAIN. Get our love PLUS your awesome laser-engraved miniPCR keychain handmade by Zeke (well, with a little help from a laser cutter).

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    GIVE DNA EDUCATION. For every 20 of these pledges, we will donate a miniPCR machine to enable DNA education in a US public school. These are the schools you see on our Kickstarter site - teachers that we work closely with, eager to teach DNA science and bring their kids into the genome era! You'll receive a miniPCR sticker and the gratitude of an entire classroom.

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    DNA TESTING KIT. Choose one of our three DNA testing and experimentation kits: Food Safety Lab, Forensic Crime Lab, or DNA Family Tree. Or just add $145 for all three kits! Take your first steps in the world of DNA analysis, or introduce it to your kids! Labs are fun and based on real-world examples (food poisoning outbreaks, human/medical genetics, DNA genealogy). We will ask you which kit you want through a survey.
    Shipping paid separately ($35 per order, ships on ice). Continental USA only.

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    DNA TESTING KIT. International Backers! Choose one of our three DNA testing and experimentation kits: Food Safety Lab, Forensic Crime Lab, or DNA Family Tree. Or just add $145 for all three kits! Take your first steps in the world of DNA analysis, or introduce it to your kids! Labs are fun and based on real-world examples (food poisoning outbreaks, human/medical genetics, DNA genealogy). We will ask you which kit you want through a survey.
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    THE miniPCR MACHINE! (WAVE 2). Keep jump-starting DNA science. Get the full miniPCR experience including the miniPCR machine, power supply, USB cable, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS.
    USA shipping $20, International varies by country.

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    THE miniPCR MACHINE! (WAVE 3). YES, you're still on time to explore DNA science. Get the full miniPCR experience including the miniPCR machine, power supply, USB cable, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS.
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    miniPCR DNA DISCOVERY SYSTEM! (Third batch) Your own DNA lab in a box, complete with the one-and-only miniPCR machine PLUS a gel electrophoresis set, DNA illuminator, micropipette, and pipette tips, all together in a neat carrying case! Everything you need to amplify AND SEE your own DNA (agarose, buffers, and stains)!
    Includes power supplies, USB cable, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS.
    USA shipping $50, International starts at $85.

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    GIVE ONE miniPCR, GET ONE miniPCR! Get the miniPCR machine, and choose a lab or school to give another miniPCR machine to. Or we can pick one for you. Includes two miniPCR machines, power supplies, USB cables, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS.
    USA shipping $35, International $250.

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    GIVE ONE miniPCR, GET ONE miniPCR! Get the miniPCR machine, and choose a lab or school to give another miniPCR machine to. Or we can pick one for you. Includes two miniPCR machines, power supplies, USB cables, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS.
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    5x miniPCR LAB SET! Fill an entire lab or classroom with miniPCR machines! With one miniPCR on each bench, everyone gets the personal, hands-on DNA experience end to end. Includes five miniPCR machines, power supplies, USB cables, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS. Ideal for large labs or to outfit your entire school. A donor's favorite!
    USA shipping $75, International $500.

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    5x miniPCR DNA DISCOVERY SYSTEM! Your own DNA lab in a box, complete with the one-and-only miniPCR machine PLUS a gel electrophoresis set, DNA illuminator, micropipette, and pipette tips, all together in a neat carrying case! Everything you need to amplify AND SEE your own DNA (agarose, buffers, and stains)!
    Includes power supplies, USB cable, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS.
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    miniPCR BENEFACTOR! 10 miniPCR machines to equip the biomedical or educational institution of your choice. Or outfit a school district. Includes 10 miniPCR machines, power supplies, USB cables, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS. An angel's favorite!
    USA shipping $100, International $500.

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    THE miniPCR MACHINE! (EARLY BIRD). Be one of the early adopters of DNA science. Get the full miniPCR experience including the miniPCR machine, power supply, USB cable, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS.
    USA shipping $20, International $200.

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    miniPCR DNA DISCOVERY SYSTEM! Your own DNA lab in a box, complete with the one-and-only miniPCR machine PLUS a gel electrophoresis set, DNA illuminator, micropipette, and pipette tips, all together in a neat carrying case!
    Includes power supplies, USB cable, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS.
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    miniPCR DNA DISCOVERY SYSTEM! (Second batch) Your own DNA lab in a box, complete with the one-and-only miniPCR machine PLUS a gel electrophoresis set, DNA illuminator, micropipette, and pipette tips, all together in a neat carrying case! Everything you need to amplify AND SEE your own DNA (agarose, buffers, and stains)!
    Includes power supplies, USB cable, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS.
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    miniPCR DNA DISCOVERY SYSTEM! (Second batch) Your own DNA lab in a box, complete with the one-and-only miniPCR machine PLUS a gel electrophoresis set, DNA illuminator, micropipette, and pipette tips, all together in a neat carrying case! Everything you need to amplify AND SEE your own DNA (agarose, buffers, and stains)!
    Includes power supplies, USB cable, and miniPCR software for Windows, Mac, and Android OS.
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