I would like to make my own DNA fingerprint - just for fun to have my "autoportrait":).
I was looking around a bit and all the commercial kits you can have are very expensive. Can you suggest me a cheaper way to do it - which DNA extraction protocol do you recommend?
I have access to restriction enzymes, we have several different pcr polymerases (Herculase, pfu). Can this be used to make PCR with human DNA? I found this list with primers for different STR loci. http://www.cybertory.org/resources/CODIS/#Primers
If I understand it correctly I have to extract DNA, digest it with restriction enzyme and make a pcr with each of primer pair and than load it to a gel and make a picture. Am I getting it right?
Thank you for your answers!