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2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA's structure and the 30th anniversary of the invention of PCR. Details on upcoming webinars and events, promotions, and more here.

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Maximizing Data Quality

Article series focused on how to maximize data quality throughout the HID workflow.

  • Part I: The Importance of DNA Extraction in the Forensic DNA Workflow
  • Part II: DNA Quantitation
  • Part III: Maximizing Performance of Forensic STR Amplification Kits
  • Part IV: Maximizing the Performance of Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Tech Note: Considerations for Evaluating Carryover on Applied Biosystems Capillary Electrophoresis Platforms in a HID Laboratory




Direct PCR Amplification of Buccal Samples of the NUCLEIC CARD COLOR With the AmpFℓSTR Identifiler Direct PCR Amplification Kit

In forensic investigations, buccal swab samples are some of the most challenging samples to process in terms of reproducibility and success rate when DNA is amplified for STR profiling in direct mode. Together with Copan 4N6FLOQSwabs™, the NUCLEIC-CARD™ COLOR and the AmpFℓSTR Identifiler Direct PCR Amplification kit demonstrated to be a consistent and successful processing tool for direct profiling of buccal cell samples.

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Evaluation of Ambient Shipping Conditions for CE Buffers on Genetic Analyzers in an HID Laboratory

Life Technologies has been systematically evaluating novel ways to minimize the environmental impact of shipping refrigerated and frozen products. One way to achieve this is to ship our products at temperatures consistent with their demonstrated stability.

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Definition of D19S433 in Life Technologies HID STR Products

Some customers have noted discrepancies in the nomenclature used for D19S433 allele designation when using Life Technologies HID STR kits when compared to other references such as the Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet DataBase. We would like to clarify the nomenclature used for D19S433 in Life Technologies HID STR products.

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