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Edvotek™ Whose DNA Was Left Behind? Experiment Kit

Students simulate DNA fingerprinting and use evidence to narrow down a list of criminal suspects.

Supplier:  Edvotek™ S51

Catalog No. S94591

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Includes: Instructions, Ready-to-Load QuickStrip™ Dye Samples, UltraSpec-Agarose™, Electrophoresis Buffer (50X), Practice Gel Loading Solution, Disposable Pipets

Requires : Electrophoresis apparatus, DC power source, microwave, hotplate or burner, beakers (250mL), beaker tongs or hot gloves, distilled water, balance



Introduces the basics of DNA fingerprinting and agarose gel electrophoresis.

  • Introductory-level exercise with hands-on experimentation
  • Illustrates how DNA sequences can be isolated in trace evidence such as blood cells or hair
  • Dye simulations function as DNA samples for analysis
  • Class size: 10 groups

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Results must be analyzed upon completion and cannot be stored overnight.



Classroom Kit
Instructions, ready-to-load™ dye samples, agarose powder, practice gel loading solution, electrophoresis buffer, microtipped transfer pipets
Room temperature
Use dna fingerprinting to compare simulated crime scene dna with that of two suspects and try to catch the criminal
45 min.
10 Lab Groups




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