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Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line authentication

The misidentification of cell lines has been a problem in the scientific community for the past 50 years. Methods are now in place to genotype … more

Digital PCR

Digital PCR (dPCR) is a method used to quantify nucleic acids (DNA, RNA, cDNA). At NIST we are using microfluidic and emulsion-based dPCR … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

26plex Autosomal Short Tandem Repeat Assay

A short tandem repeat (STR) multiplex assay was developed with 25 autosomal loci plus the sex-typing locus amelogenin for a total of 26 amplified … more

DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials

NIST has produced several PCR-based DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for the forensic community. The primary uses of these … more

Rapid Multiplex PCR

Forensic DNA typing is currently conducted in approximately eight to ten hours. The process includes DNA extraction, quantitation, multiplex PCR … more

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