Project under development ‘KNOW THY ANCESTOR’
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP IN THIS PROJECT DEVELOPMENT. YOUR CONTRIBUTION COULD BE REMOTE AND DOES NOT NECESSARILY REQUIRE YOUR ON-SITE PRESENCE. IF YOU CAN HELP IN SNP SELECTION THROUGH CURATION OF SCIENTIFIC SOURCES YOU CAN CONTACT US HERE.
Please note that as part of this project we are working exclusively with our own genomic DNAs.
The aim of this project is to develop a cheap and reliable way to genotype human DNA by using multiplexed PCRs. The initial step is to analyse specific positions (SNPs or Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms) in the human genome to determine our most likely genetic ancestries.
The axes under development are:
– Extraction and purification of human genomic DNA with widely available utensils and chemical products.
– Selection of the SNPs and optimisation of the multiplex PCR condition.
– Development of an app to automatically analyse the PCR results and send the genetic ancestries results to a smartphone.
You can see a further description of the project here.