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Forensic DNA Biology

A Laboratory Manual

Forensic DNA Biology by Kelly M. Elkins
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DNA typing has revolutionized criminal investigations and has become a powerful tool in the identification of individuals in criminal and paternity cases. Forensic DNA Biology: A Laboratory Manual is comprised of up-to-date and practical experiments and step-by-step instructions on how to perform DNA analysis, including pipetting, microscopy and hair analysis, presumptive testing of body fluids and human DNA typing. Modern DNA typing techniques are provided, reflecting real life, where not all institutions and crime labs can afford the same equipment and software. Real case studies will be used throughout.

  • Provides practical step-by-step instruction on how to perform forensic DNA analysis
  • Includes analysis of hair, presumptive testing of body fluids, human DNA typing and statistics
  • Covers techniques such as pipetting, microscopy and DNA extraction
  • Pre- and post-lab exercises and questions assist the reader in learning the material
  • Report writing templates assure the reader learns real world crime lab procedure
Elsevier Science; August 2012
224 pages; ISBN 9780123948335
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Title: Forensic DNA Biology
Author: Kelly M. Elkins