DNA from Rootless Hairs

Introductory Webinar - On Demand

Bode X-traction Technology: DNA from Rootless Hairs and Shell Casings Technical Introduction

Presenter: Kristen Naughton, Director of Validation and Training, Bode Technology

Join us for an on-demand presentation about the new Bode X-traction technology and how it has been applied to obtain DNA from spent shell casings and rootless hairs.

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DNA from Rootless Hairs

Bode Technology introduces a NEW proprietary, advanced DNA extraction process that can be applied to rootless hair shafts.

Use Bode X-traction™ to solve your rootless hair cases.

Bode X-traction - Detect Nuclear DNA from a Single, Rootless Hair

DNA from rootless hairs may be fragmented or severely degraded. Bode X-traction technology can be used to obtain useable DNA profiles from challenging cases containing as little as a single hair.

Bode X-traction is a proprietary technique for DNA recovery that can be used to obtain CODIS eligible profiles from nuclear DNA recovered from rootless hair shafts.



Solve More Cold Cases

There are more than 250,000 cold cases in the United States.

That number grows by an estimated 6,000 cases annually. Many of these are crimes where the only evidence left behind are rootless hairs that may provide valuable DNA evidence.

Using Bode X-traction technology we may now be able to obtain DNA from the thousands of hairs left behind in current and cold cases.



Combine with Advanced DNA Testing Methods

Bode X-traction can generate clean, single-source profiles. The image to the right shows DNA recovery from a single, rootless hair utilizing Bode X-traction and amplified using MiniFiler.

Additionally, Bode X-traction can be used in combination with advanced DNA technologies to help drive investigations. Bode X-traction on rootless hairs can be complemented by:


Combine with Additional Bode Testing Services

Bode X-traction can be utilized with other Bode services. This includes:

Casework Submission

For details on how to submit a case, please click here

Please contact our Technical Services team by email at Bode.service@bodetech.com or phone at +1-703-646-9740 for more information or to discuss your case.

Key Documents

Casework vidence Submission Forms
Customized Case Submission Form
Forensic Genealogy Case Submission Form

Unidentified Remains/ Human Identification Submission Forms
Human Identification Case Submission Form - Family Reference
Human Identification Case Submission Form - Unidentified Remains
Unidentified Remains - Family Reference Consent Form

Submission and Reporting Resources
Evidence Handling Guidelines
Client Simplified Reporting Contents and Checklist