UNIT 16.1 Sample Preparation

  1. Kevin J. McKernan

Published Online: 1 MAY 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471142905.hg1601s40

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

How to Cite

McKernan, K. J. 2004. Sample Preparation. Current Protocols in Human Genetics. 40:16.1:16.1.1–16.1.11.

Author Information

  1. Agencourt Bioscience Corporation, Beverly, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2004
  2. Published Print: JAN 2004


Today's human genetic studies are requiring an ever-increasing number of sample manipulations. Although a significant investment of time and money are required, automation can considerably reduce human error and improve sample tracking fidelity when applied to such repetitive projects. This unit presents issues involved in the automation of sample preparation for genomic DNA isolation and PCR.