Keep my session open?
Ending In 
The session is expired
Your session has expired. For your security, we have logged you out.
Would you like to log in again?

Bio-Rad® Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics™ Kit

1662601EDU 1662600EDU
Using real-world forensic lab techniques, students learn which human DNA sequences are used for crime scene, missing person, mass disaster, and paternity investigations.

  • Students Solve a Crime Using Basic Biotechnology
  • Students Learn Real Forensic Techniques
  • Teacher's and Student's Guides Provided
  • Supplies and Techniques Used in Today's Most Advanced Biotech Labs
  • Materials to Support 32 Students
Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA electrophoresis, students determine the genotypes of five DNA samples and perform a simple statistical analysis on their own results to solve a forensic mystery. DNA profiling determines the exact genotype of a DNA sample and distinguishes one human being from another by identifying a DNA “bar code” that is unique to each individual. Within the variant areas of the genome exist unique polymorphic sequences called short tandem repeats (STRs) of uncertain biological function.

It is these DNA sequences that are used in forensic applications. The DNA samples contained in this introductory PCR kit are plasmids engineered to mimic the natural variations in human DNA that exist between one human being and another at a single STR locus. The lab requires two 45 minute lab sessions and includes materials for eight setups.

Ordering information: This kit includes DNA samples (crime scene, Suspect A, Suspect B, Suspect C, Suspect D), PCR master mix, primers, allele ladder (200 ?L), Orange G loading dye, PCR tubes, PCR tube adaptors, colored microcentrifuge tubes, foam floats, curriculum including a teacher’s guide, a student manual, and a graphic quick guide. Horizontal gel electrophoresis chambers, adjustable micropipets (2–20 ?L, 20–200 ?L), pipet tips, microcentrifuges, a thermal cycler, and power supplies are required but not provided.

See it in action



Item # Description No. of Lab Groups Unit Availability Price Quantity
470200-878 Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics Kit
8 Kit of 1 Retrieving
470133-904 Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics Kit, Reagent Refill Pack
8 Each Retrieving Restricted
restricted This product is marked as restricted and can only be purchased by approved Shipping Accounts. To apply for a shipping account number, click here. If you need further assistance, call Customer Service at 1-800-727-4368 or email


Need help?

  • Whatever you have to say, positive or negative, is important to us.
  • Providing feedback takes only seconds.
  • Your feedback will be made available to the public on the web. will publish your name as user.
You can use this name, or edit and save a nickname.
We recommend authors use their first and last initial.

Please confirm your profession

Example: Education

Please confirm your role

Example: Teacher

Please confirm your location

Example: New York, NY


Total Ratings: 0
Avg. Ratings: 0.0 out of 5

Sort all by:

Review & Compare Alternatives
We found alternative products that can save you up to  per item-unit.  To compare product details, select up to 3 alternatives below and click Compare Selected. To add items to your basket, enter a quantity and click Add to Basket.

Original Product:

Description Catalog Number Availability Unit Your Price Price Per Qty