A Discovery of a Lifetime Unsealed by Accurate Testing
Fossils must be treated with the utmost care to extract any DNA. They are the key to discovering information about organisms and viruses of the past; unfortunately, they are often found degraded into fragments. The half-life of DNA is approximately 521 years and depending on storage conditions fossils may be able to retain traces of DNA for up to 1 million years.
Extracting DNA and RNA is proving useful for generating sequence data on viruses. Fossils are rare and limited commodities; therefore, using our top-of-the-line Crystal Taq™ enzyme will guarantee your results be free of bacterial and animal DNA contamination and provide the most accurate testing of these ancient marvels. It’s imperative to test these fossils with the purest of enzymes to prevent any present-day DNA contamination.
Please reach out to us, if you would like to be a part of the pilot study for our kit designed for the testing of ancient DNA.