Reading DNA with Next Generation Sequencing

Come to join us to learn about the genetic code of life- DNA and RNA!

Are you interested in how scientists use the latest technologies to understand this code? We are offering fun opportunities with hands-on experiences including how to use next-generation sequencing to sequence and understand DNA/RNA from biological organisms. We will use a sequencer from Oxford Nanopore Technologies called a MinION. This technology is specialized for sequencing very long pieces of DNA as they cross through amazing proteins called nanopores. Make sure to stop by and check it out!
This event is presented by scientists at eGenesis, Inc which is a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, MA. We are committed to ending the global organ shortage and transforming the treatment of organ failure using cutting-edge gene-editing technologies. We are harnessing this innovation and next-generation sequencing to tackle hurdles of xenotransplantation. We can’t wait to tell you all about it!

Date:
Oct 9, 2022
Time:
12:00 PM
- 04:00 PM
Venue:
Discovery Zone: Kendall/MIT Open Space
Location:
MIT Museum, Gambrill Center, 314 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142
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About the
Festival

Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

The Cambridge Science Festival was founded by and is produced by the MIT Museum.