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Edvotek™ DNA Fingerprinting by PCR Amplification DFS Item

Demonstrates the utility of DNA amplification in forensics.

Supplier:  Edvotek™ EDV130

Catalog No. S94607

Includes: Instructions, Ready-to-Load QuickStrip™ DNA Samples, UltraSpec-Agarose™, Electrophoresis Buffer (50X), 10X Gel Loading Solution, FlashBlue™ DNA Stain, InstaStain™ Blue Cards, & Disposable Pipets

Requires : Horizontal gel electrophoresis apparatus; DC power supply; Automatic micropipets with tips; Balance; Microwave, hot plate or burner; Pipet pump; 250mL flasks or beakers; Hot gloves; Safety goggles and disposable laboratory gloves; Small plastic trays or large weigh boats (for gel destaining); DNA visualization system (white light); Distilled or deionized water



  • Forensic DNA fingerprinting has become a universally accepted crime-fighting tool. Recent advances use the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to amplify human DNA obtained from crime scenes
  • Develop a basic understanding of DNA fingerprinting
  • Experiment is based on a crime scene scenario and has an inquiry-based component
  • Enables varied results depending on the selection of DNA fingerprinting patterns
  • Students analyze PCR reactions obtained from different suspects and compare them to a crime scene sample
  • Does not contain human DNA


DNA Fingerprinting By PCR Amplification Classroom Kit
8 Gels
45 min.
For DNA fingerprinting
Electrophoresis apparatus; power supply; automatic micropipet and tips; balance; microwave or hot plate; visualization system