Daily Archives: May 28, 2012

Promega Launches SwabSolution™ Kit, PunchSolution™ Kit and 5X AmpSolution™ Reagent


The SwabSolution™ Kit, PunchSolution™ Kit and 5X AmpSolution™ Reagent allow fast and simple processing of swabs and punches for PowerPlex® System analysis. These products are intended for preparation of single-source reference, database and paternity samples where sample purification is unnecessary.

DNA study seeks origin of Appalachia’s Melungeons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents once known derisively as the Melungeons. Some speculated they were descended from Portuguese explorers, or perhaps from Turkish slaves or Gypsies.

Missing identification process leaving Cyprus

THE PROCESS for identifying the remains of missing persons is leaving Cyprus once and for all after the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) refused to accept the terms on the table for a contract renewal.