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Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)


For the past five years, IDT has provided free DNA synthesis to all iGEM teams. This partnership completely transformed the way that iGEMers around the world do synthetic biology, and was a big step towards bringing our vision to life: synthetic biology without DNA manipulation. We are incredibly thankful for IDT's continued support for iGEM!

IDT is once again graciously extending their FREE custom DNA offer to iGEM teams, offering 20 kb of DNA as gBlocks® Gene Fragments and Alt-R® CRISPR Genome Editing products free of charge to each iGEM 2019 team!

Cost is no longer a limiting factor in your research. With unprecedented access to DNA synthesis, you can now live in the future of synthetic biology; focusing on project design and characterization and not cost.



Partner Special Offers for iGEM Teams


iGEM 2019 Teams receive 20 kb of FREE custom DNA or Alt-R® CRISPR Genome Editing products from IDT!

Hear the welcome message to iGEM teams from Adam Clore, Technical Director of Synthetic Biology at IDT.

Request Your Free Custom DNA

Take note of the following deadlines:

  • Last day to register with IDT for 20 kb of DNA: August 30, 2019
  • Last day to order products from IDT: October 14, 2019


If you have questions about this sponsor offer, please contact genes AT idtdna DOT com, or email headquarters at hq AT igem DOT org

IDT Video Library

Video: Tips for working with gBlocks® Gene Fragments

Published on May 7, 2018

Ann Tigges shares the best practices for handling your gBlocks® Gene Fragments, including how to re-suspend, quantify and calculate copy number.

If you have trouble accessing YouTube, view the video here.

Video: The IDT Synthetic Biology Advantage

Published on May 7, 2018

Dr Adam Clore discusses the history of gBlocks®, general information about ordering, and outlines what it's like to work with IDT for synthetic biology projects.

If you have trouble accessing YouTube, view the video here.

Webinar: iGEM Projects Using High Quality Gene Fragments

Published on Jun 25, 2015

Dr Adam Clore discusses uses for gBlocks® Gene Fragments in the context of the 2015 iGEM competition.