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Forensic PCR Investigation Amplification Kit (with voucher)

(backordered: in stock 1/18/23)


Product Details
Advanced—For experienced high school and college classes; requires some basic 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. As students immerse themselves in attempting to identify the culprit, they learn more about DNA profiling and the role of tandem repeats in the analysis.

Students build on that knowledge by conducting 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.

Kit is designed for 4 groups of students and contains materials for 28 PCR reactions.

Note: Kit includes a voucher to request perishable materials later at your convenience. Contact Carolina or return the voucher to request delivery of perishable materials.

Product Features

  • PuReTaq Ready-to-Go™ PCR Beads
  • Kit equips 28 students working in groups of 4


What’s Included:
  • 1 DNA Sample 1: Victim Cheek Swab, 24 μL (voucher item)
  • 1 DNA Sample 2: Suspect #1, Trisha's Cheek Swab, 24 μL (voucher item)
  • 1 DNA Sample 3: Suspect #2, Neil's Cheek Swab, 24 μL (voucher item)
  • 1 DNA Sample 4: Saliva from Wine Glass, 24 μL (voucher item)
  • 1 DNA Sample 5: Skin Collected from the Victim's Fingernails, 24 μL (voucher item)
  • 1 DNA Sample 6: Positive Control, Known Genomic DNA, 24 μL (voucher item)
  • 1 Primer Mix with Loading Dye, 600 μL (voucher item)
  • 1 DNA Ladder with Loading Dye, 50 μL (voucher item)
  • 28 Ready-to-Go™ PCR Beads
  • 1 Sterile Distlled Water, 1 mL
  • 36 Microcentrifuge Tubes
  • 1 Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide
Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Agarose, 5 g
  • 1 TBE Electrophoresis Medium, 20x, 200 mL
  • 1 Gel Stain, 250 mL
  • 4 Gel-Staining Trays
  • 1 Distilled Water, 4.1 L
  • 4 Electrophoresis Setups and Power Supplies
  • 5 Mid-range Micropipets with Tips (20-200 μL range)
  • 5 Low-range Micropipets with Tips (1-20 μL range)
  • 1 Bottle or Carboy, 4 L
  • 1 Flask, 500 mL
  • 1 Thermocycler
  • 1 Light Box
  •  Waterproof Marking Pens
  •  Masking Tape
  •  Microcentrifuge Tube Racks
  •  Gloves
  •  Foil (for covering liquid agarose; optional)
  •  PCR Tube Racks (optional)
  •  Water Bath, 60°C (optional)
  •  Photo Equipment (optional)
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.


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