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I am not sure if this is a duplicate of my previous question, it is somewhat related, so sorry if I misunderstood.

The question is, can i use the above kit for samples like hair, fingernails, etc?

Here are the guides: https://www.promega.com/~/media/files/resources/protcards/wizard%20genomic%20dna%20purification%20kit%20quick%20protocol.pdf

and the extended guide: https://www.promega.com/~/media/files/resources/protocols/technical%20manuals/0/wizard%20genomic%20dna%20purification%20kit%20protocol.pdf

It says that for the animal tissue:

Animal Tissue (Mouse Liver and Brain), so I figure it wont apply given that these cells might have higher percentage of DNA that hair(roots/shaft) could have, or fingernails.

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  • $\begingroup$ You may want to look for forensic kits. These are specially adapted for the needs you habe. But make sure that you have a seat when you read the price quotes, these kits are really expensive. It may be worth to contact a sales representative and tell them that you do a research project and are not a professional analysis lab. Sometimes you can get a good discount then. $\endgroup$ – Chris Jun 1 '15 at 13:14
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    $\begingroup$ If you have a question about a kit, I strongly suggest contacting the manufacturer instead of just asking random people on the internet. $\endgroup$ – MattDMo Jun 1 '15 at 13:35
  • $\begingroup$ In addition, the kit clearly says "DNA". "Genomic RNA" makes little to no sense in a biological context. $\endgroup$ – March Ho Jun 1 '15 at 13:40
  • $\begingroup$ @MarchHo sorry it was a typo, i fixed it $\endgroup$ – Ro Siv Jun 1 '15 at 13:51
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    $\begingroup$ @RoSiv You don't need to extract DNA to do PCR. You can simply use a small part of the sample. Like you do in colony PCR. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jun 1 '15 at 19:33

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