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The Mystery of Lyle and Louise: DNA Typing Kit

(ships from manufacturer, est arrival 10/25/23)


Grade 9–College. Identity crisis! Two women are identified post-mortem as Louise Mondelo. Using the latest in DNA-typing technology, your students determine which body is actually Louise's. The laboratory kit introduces students to gel electrophoresis, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and short tandem repeat (STR) DNA analysis.

During the lab, students pour agarose gels, load DNA, run the gel, and analyze results to determine identity and paternity of victims. Who was present at the crime scene may also be determined. The kit includes supplies for up to 30 students working in 6 groups and is matched to National Science Education Standards. Fully illustrated teacher's manual provides technique background.

Note: Kit is very heat sensitive and arrives with at least 6 months of shelf life; refrigerate kit contents immediately upon arrival.


What’s Included:
  • 6 Pre-Melted Agarose Gels
  •  BlueVis™ Staining Solution
  • 2 Bottles BlueVis™ Gel Buffer
  •  DNA Evidence
  • 6 InstaStain® Methylene Blue Sheets
  •  Teacher's Manual
Needed But Not Included:
  •  Gel Electrophoresis Apparatus with Power Supplies
  •  Microwave
  •  1 L Glass Bottle
  •  Pipette for Pipetting 10µL with Tips
  •  5-mL Serological Pipette or 10-mL Graduated Cylinder
  •  Lab Gloves
  •  Distilled Water
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.