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DNA Amplification for Forensic Analysts


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Multiplexing is the simultaneous amplification of more than one locus. This greatly improves the laboratory's casework throughput because the loci are analyzed concurrently rather than sequentially. However, for multiplexing to be effective, the loci must be capable of being analyzed on the same gel or the same capillary electrophoresis run. Factors such as technology and optimal inter-locus spacing have to be considered.

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