Everything You Need to Explore Basic Elements of Forensic Science
DNA fingerprinting can be used to identify the perpetrator of a crime, determine familial relationships, track hereditary diseases passed down in families, find a close match for an organ transplant, and more.
With our electrophoresis system, students can perform the same type of gel separation used in these analyses in approximately two hours; students are given DNA samples from a “crime scene” to electrophorese and discover who perpetrated the crime by analyzing their unique genetic patterns, or fingerprints.
The kit comes with enough materials to perform up to eight separations: gel chamber, casting tray, six-well comb, prepared agarose, crime scene and suspect DNA samples, DNA marker sample, micropipets, microcentrifuge tubes, and an instructional DVD on electrophoresis, as well as a teacher’s guide and student copymaster.
Five alkaline or rechargeable 9 V batteries, required, are available separately.
Note: Coupon included for perishable materials. Redeem by mail, fax, phone, or e-mail.
The Refill Kit includes agarose, running buffer, DNA stain, and coupon for DNA