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Item #: FB2543 

Price: $155.70

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Students become crime scene investigators as they conduct real-world forensic DNA analyses. Using PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis, they analyze the provided DNA samples — from a hypothetical crime scene and suspects — to learn how DNA profiling can distinguish one person from another. This powerful tool assists in investigations of crime scenes, missing persons, mass disasters, immigration disputes, and even paternity testing.

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This item can only be shipped to schools, museums and science centers

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Item# FB2574 FB2638 FB2543 FB2544
Type Basics Kit Kit w Small DNA Electrophoresis Reagent Pack Reagent Refill Real-Time PCR Starter Kit
Price $190.03 $248.88 $155.70 $643.41
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Product Details

The Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics Kit allows students to simulate DNA profiling as it is commonly used in forensic laboratories. The laboratory activity is designed to introduce the concepts of PCR, which is widely used in forensics, diagnostics, and archaeological procedures. It is performed without the need for complex genomic DNA extraction steps.

Features and Benefits

  • Two–session laboratory activity, 45 min per session
  • Materials sufficient for eight student workstations, up to four students per workstation
  • Includes curriculum with Teacher's Guide, Student Manual, and graphical Quick Guide

With this kit, students are able to:

  • Perform real-world DNA profiling
  • Use PCR to amplify multiple DNA samples
  • Use agarose gel electrophoresis to visualize results


Please note that, though some items may be shipped at ambient temperatures to reduce shipping costs, some items are to be stored refrigerated or frozen upon receipt to ensure longevity. 

Please store temperature-sensitive components at -20°C.


Consumables refill kit for use with Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics kit (1662600EDU), contains PCR master mix, primers, crime scene and suspect DNA samples, and more; education use only

Bio-Rad Item No: 1662601EDU