2019 Distribution KitsThe 2019 Kits are being manufactured. They'll be shipped in April to registered and approved 2019 teams! If you're curious about what might be in a distribution kit, please see the 2018 Distribution Kit handbook.
Registry UpdatesThe Registry will be undergoing updates (some major, some minor) over the next few months. If you notice any issues with functionality, please let us know at hq (at) igem (dot) org.
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.
DNA Synthesis Offer: IDT
IDT is once again generously offering 20 kb of DNA as gBlocks® Gene Fragments free of charge to each iGEM 2018 team! Click here to go to IDT's partner offers page for more info.
2018 DNA Distribution
The iGEM 2018 DNA Distribution has started shipping to registered and approved iGEM teams! Be sure to read through the 2018 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:
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.
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.