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Basics of DNA Forensics Techniques
Basics of DNA Forensics Techniques
DNA analysis is vital for many forensic science applications. Techniques have evolved since the discovery of DNA and will likely continue to be refined....
DNA Crime Scene Collection
DNA Crime Scene Collection
DNA found at the scene of a crime must be carefully identified, collected, transported and stored to ensure it is in excellent condition for laboratory technicians to…...
DNA Identification of September 11th Victims
DNA Identification of September 11th Victims
The September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center left thousands dead as forensic scientists were faced with the challenge to use DNA analysis to identify…...
Effectiveness of DNA Identifiers
Effectiveness of DNA Identifiers
DNA identification is important for many different areas such as criminal investigations and paternity testing. An important consideration, however, is to assess just…...
Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
Mitochondrial DNA analysis is a technique that uses mitochondrial DNA rather than nuclear DNA. In this manner, it is effective on degraded DNA samples that have no…...
PCR Analysis - Polymerase Chain Reaction
PCR Analysis - Polymerase Chain Reaction
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis is an important technique that allows scientists to analyse a sample of DNA. It has applications in areas such as medicine and…...
Performing DNA Typing
Performing DNA Typing
DNA typing is important for many applications and it involves analysing DNA from individuals or from anonymous samples. It provides information that is useful for many…...
RFLP Analysis
RFLP Analysis
RFLP analysis is an older technique for analysing DNA. Although not frequently used now for gene analysis, it has useful applications in the characterisation of bacteria....
STR Analysis - Short Tandem Repeat
STR Analysis - Short Tandem Repeat
STR analysis refers to 'short tandem repeat' analysis and is used quite frequently and widely for forensic science applications....
Understanding Forensic Identification
Understanding Forensic Identification
Forensic identification uses DNA to create a profile that can be used for many applications such as determining guilt or innocence for a person accused of a crime,…...
Using DNA to Date Manuscripts
Using DNA to Date Manuscripts
DNA may be able to tell us the date that a medieval manuscript was created as well as where it was made....
Y Chromosome Analysis
Y Chromosome Analysis
Y chromosome analysis is helpful for identifying a familial relationship between males or to investigate mutated genes and disease....
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