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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.
The GlobalFiler™ STR Kit combines reduced amplification time with maximum data recovery power. Watch the video!
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Life Technologies is proud to support DNA-PROKIDS, an international organization aimed at fighting human trafficking through the expanded use of DNA databases.
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.
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.
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.