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Forensic PCR Investigation Kit

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$205.00 - $235.00 View Details

This kit takes your forensics class to the next level by giving students the opportunity to analyze DNA samples from a (fictitious) crime scene. Students immerse themselves in attempting to identify the culprit, learning more about DNA profiling and the role of tandem repeats in the analysis. They build on that knowledge with a hands-on investigation of the samples using PCR amplification and gel electrophoresis to help close the case.

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  • Features robust yet simple protocol designed with the classroom in mind
  • Connects students to real-world forensic techniques
  • Introduces and reinforces techniques such as gel electrophoresis and PCR
Advanced-For experienced high school and college classes; requires some technical skill. Looking to build on your students' classroom knowledge of DNA fingerprinting with a hands-on activity? This kit takes your forensics class to the next level by giving students the opportunity to analyze DNA samples from a (fictitious) crime scene. Students immerse themselves in attempting to identify the culprit, learning more about DNA profiling and the role of tandem repeats in the analysis. They build on that knowledge with a hands-on investigation of the samples using PCR amplification and gel electrophoresis to help close the case.

This kit is a great next step for bringing molecular techniques into your forensics classroom or an ideal investigation for engaging your biology classroom in a new way. Each kit contains materials for 28 PCR reactions with students working in 6 groups of 4.

 
 
 
 
 
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