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Metal Binding and Sensing Parts
Every year, a number of iGEM teams complete a variety of biosensors and bioremediation projects that involve metal-binding and metal-sensing. Their focus may be on several pollutants or just one. iGEM teams have worked with metals like nickel, mercury, lead, arsenic, copper, amongst others.
We've put together a collection of projects and DNA parts that are responsible for both metal binding and metal sensing.
The iGEM Registry has over 20,000 documented parts. The Catalog organizes many of these parts by part type, chassis, function, and more. Browse for parts through the Registry Catalog or use the search menu.
2017 DNA Distribution
The iGEM 2017 DNA Distribution has started shipping! We've added some new material this year, so be sure to read through the 2017 Distribution Handbook for storage instructions and how to use your kit!
We've updated the Registry part collections. Users can discover new parts and collections and build upon what previous iGEM teams and labs have achieved.
Before starting your projects, be sure to read through our help pages. If you can't find an answer to your question, contact hq (at) igem . org.
Useful help topics:
DNA Synthesis Offer: IDT
IDT is once again generously offering 20 kb of DNA as gBlocks® Gene Fragments free of charge to each iGEM 2017 team!
Be sure to read through the Registry recommended protocols. They've been tested using the DNA Distribution Kit and BioBrick parts. See the Registry help pages for a list of protocols.