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Finnzymes has launched the Phire Animal Tissue Direct PCR Kit for amplifying DNA directly from a wide variety of animal tissues including mice, fish, birds, and insects. No DNA isolation is required prior to PCR, according to the company.

The kit is based on the company's Phire Hot Start II DNA Polymerase, an engineered enzyme that is tolerant of many PCR inhibitors present in unpurified animal tissues, Finnzymes said.

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