A powerful tool in the identification of individuals, DNA typing has revolutionized criminal and paternity investigations.
Widespread analysis is now conducted by public and private laboratories in the United States and abroad.
Focusing on the basic techniques used in forensic DNA laboratories, Forensic Analysis of Biological Evidence: A Laboratory Guide for Serological and DNA Typing introduces readers to the science of serological analysis and DNA typing methods and provides a thorough background of the molecular techniques used to determine an individual's identity or parental lineage. Originally published as Forensic DNA Analysis: A Laboratory Manual, this revised work offers updated exercises and protocols for all kinds of DNA and serological analyses with delineated objectives, step-by-step procedures, and required laboratory supplies.
Each exercise in this manual:Provides an overview of forensic DNA analysisExplains the sources or types of biological material used in a particular DNA analysisSupplies the background principles and practical methodology for specific serological analysis and DNA typing techniquesSimulates human forensic testing and can also be used to simulate a wide range of applications for genetic analysisThe book contains an extensive glossary to make readers familiar with terminology used in the forensic analysis of biological evidence, as well as basic terms used in molecular biology.
Those who master the material in this volume will understand the methodology of the investigation in DNA typing, develop an understanding of the scientific principles involved in serology and DNA analysis, and succeed in analyzing and interpreting the data generated in each exercise with clarity and confidence.