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DNA Extraction and Quantitation for Forensic Analysts

Chelex® 100 Extraction

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Extraction procedures using Chelex® 100 (Bio-Rad Laboratories) are popular in the forensic science community because they save time, reduce costs, simplify extractions, reduce safety risks, and minimize potential for contamination. Chelex® 100, a chelating resin, is used to successfully extract DNA from many forensic samples, including bloodstains, tissue, hair, and bone. 01,02, 03, 04, 05

Visit Bio-Rad's website and learn more about Chelex® 100.


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