Q&A: Researchers Use Real-Time PCR to Detect Range of Inhibition Mechanisms in Forensic DNA Typing | GenomeWeb

PCR is commonly used for forensic DNA typing, but forensic samples contain a number of substances that can confound results if they are co-extracted with DNA. In an effort to gain a better understanding of how these compounds inhibit PCR, a team of researchers led by Bruce McCord of Florida International University recently turned to real-time PCR to gain some insight into the mechanisms of PCR inhibition.

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