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What is PACE SNP genotyping?

The PACE™ (PCR Allele Competitive Extension) SNP genotyping system (3CR Bioscience) makes use of a universal PCR master mix (PACE Genotyping Master Mix) with allele-specific forward primers and a common reverse primer.

The PACE reaction is specific and produces a fluorescent signal that is easy to detect on fluorescent plate readers and real time PCR systems. Learn more at


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