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DNA parentage testing when the alleged parent is deceased – DNA Tests

These types of samples will require mtDNA testing techniques, as opposed to standard STR DNA, but can be useful in determining parentage. Since, often times, success can not be guaranteed with samples of the deceased, it is recommended that one consult with a DNA testing laboratory or expert to be advised of the best option for your specific situation. In some cases, it may be helpful to rely on samples from the alleged parent’s family members, which can sometimes indirectly establish parentage. About DNAExam The DNA Identity Testing Center of Bio-Synthesis Inc., headquartered in [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 17:19:40

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Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing

Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing. Product Details. Paperback: 520 pages; Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (September 3, 2009); Language: English; ISBN-10: 0123749999; ISBN-13: 978-0123749994 [more...]

Date: 2010-04-27 10:44:27

Russian Forensic Mystery Solved - Czar Nicholas II, Anastasia And ...

And whereas autosomal cchromosomal DNA undergoes the process of recombination, where sections of DNA from the mother and the father are mixed resulting in a more distorted genetic history, mitochondrial DNA, which is inherited only from the mother, or non-recombinant part of Y-chromosome DNA, inherited only from the father, allows for the tracing of a more direct genetic lines. All of the Romanov children, including Crown Prince Alexei and his sisters, have the same type of mitochondrial DNA as their mother, Empress Alexandra, who was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Prince Philip of [more...]

Date: 2009-03-15 05:00:00

How To Become a Forensic Science Technician

For example, a forensic science technician may consult either a medical expert about the exact time and cause of a death or another technician who specializes in DNA typing in hopes of matching a DNA type to a suspect. Most science technicians need an associate degree or a certificate in applied science or science-related technology. Biological and forensic science technicians usually need a bachelors degree.Source: DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 04:25:00

Forensic DNA Typing, Second Edition: Biology, Technology, and ...

I thought this was an outstanding overview of DNA typing. Product is awesome, Service is Gruesome ! Forensic DNA typing its an awesome book. 6 stars is more like it . . . Rarely are such complex subjects treated so well. Outstanding Text Book on Forensic Science. This book is an outstanding text book for those interested in Forensic Science, Genetics, and Genealogy. Forensic DNA Typing, Second Edition: Biology, Technology, and STR Markers. I would not recommend this book to someone who was completely new to the use of genetics as a tool for forensics. Marvelous work! This book has opened my [more...]

Date: 2010-05-19 19:12:13

Feedback from Interpol DNA User's Conference | DNA Project - South ...

This time last week I was sitting at the Interpol Headquarters in Lyon, France listening to the Chief of the USA FBI CODIS Unit talk about International DNA Exchange methods. This was only one of approximately 35 fascinating presentations delivered by representatives from over 50 countries. As you may well imagine, participating in a conference of this magnitude was extraordinary, and the value of being able to interact with the other representatives: priceless. A special mention of thanks needs to go to our generous sponsor, The Open Society Foundation for South Africa, which enabled us to [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 10:51:03

Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing

John Butler, bestselling author of Forensic DNA Typing, now applies his expertise on the subject of DNA analysis into an introductory textbook. Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing walks students step-by-step through the DNA analysis process beginning with collection of evidence at a crime scene to the statistical interpretation of the results. Also included are brief discussions of such news worthy topics as victim identification from the September 11, 2001 attacks, the identification of the remains of the Romanovs, the last Russian Royal family, and the O.J. Simpson case. New applications, [more...]

Date: 2010-06-10 05:45:00

ISPUB - What's There In Our Genes? A Case For A More Inclusive And ...

We need better reviews, use of both qualitative and quantitative data as well as much more rigorous testing of newer and older models. Only then may we make full use of this large amount of data that has already been collected over the years. What we have described here, for now, presents part of the picture seen from the Indian subcontinent as an example. However, this situation is probably true of other parts of the world as well, perhaps even those areas where it has been assumed that the data is likely to be homogenous. Thus, even biological anthropologists need to add new sensitivities [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 04:39:48

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PCR Analysis facilitates the capacity to make millions of DNA copies from a single biological sample. This type of analysis enables the forensic scientist to examine small data such as a few skin cells. It also lessens the chances of contamination of the sample, but it requires very meticulous work. Short tandem repeat (STR) technology Short tandem repeat (STR) technology analyzes all 13 Loci (regions )for DNA testing and is the technology used by the FBI databases at the local, state, and federal level. Short tandem repeat (STR) technology for DNA profiles from convicted offenders, unsolved [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 18:10:35

Feline Fur Flushes Out Felons

The hair cats leave in their owners' homes through their frequent grooming can help authorities to catch criminals. Here, Catster member Leo shows off his grooming technique. New research has revealed that cat fur can help to identify and convict criminals. Dr. Leslie Lyons, a cat genetics expert, pioneered the research. Lyons, who works at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was already compiling information on cat DNA, when she had an “A-ha!” moment. “I’m a big fan of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” she says. In two episodes of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 14:43:50

Wilson nets $397K to evaluate newly emerging methods of DNA ...

Using deep sequencing information from hair, mouth and blood samples, WCU’s research will attempt to reveal whether the forensic DNA typing field might benefit in making interpretational changes in some aspects of  DNA analysis.  Deep sequencing is a method to find minor variations within a DNA sequence that are present as a small percentage of the whole. “This research may have an impact on the number of interpretations that are inconclusive,” Wilson said. “In other words, it may result in more definitive conclusions, although this remains to be seen.” The research also might [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 20:13:18

Forensic Science

Forensic Anthropology is the practice of physical anthropology, which deals with the identification and recovery of skeletonized human remains (bones) to answer legal questions. Forensic Biology involves DNA test and serological analysis of bodily (physiological) fluids for the purpose of identification. Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry – This involves learning, assessing and identifying mentally-related illnesses and human behavior to obtain legal evidence. Forensic Origin and Cause- This is the study, explanation and identification of a fire to determine the cause of ignition and origin [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 17:47:45

Ensuring Successful PCR Using Online Resources-eNotes

This system quantitates DNA prior to multiplex short tandem repeat (STR) amplification, a method used for DNA typing, including paternity testing, forensic DNA analysis and human identity testing. [more...]

Date: 2009-04-14 00:00:01

Online Forensic Science Degree Programs | Online and Distance ...

As a rule they specialize in one area of the field, such as firearms testing, examining hair, fiber and other crime evidence, or something else they are interested in. Online courses are available to obtain a forensic science degree through accredited schools. Some laboratory work is required but this is usually arranged with a local entity, such as a police department. Taking courses from the convenience of one's home eliminates the need to sit long hours in a classroom and many enjoy the challenges presented. What jobs can you get as graduate of a forensic science degree? A forensic science [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 23:05:14

Forensic Science Laboratory Recruitment Haryana

To standardize DNA typing techniques according to the local conditions and facilities for implementing the same in routine forensic analysis of blood and other body fluids. Career Currently there are no any vacancies, job and vacancies update will be soon Address Forensic Science Laboratory Office Phone: +91 184 380104 Residence Phone:+91 184 380604 Office Fax: +91 184 [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 04:44:22

Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing (Adobe Reader) ebook download ...

Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing ebook plus Forensic Science. Butler eBooks download in Adobe, Mobipocket, Microsoft and [more...]

Date: 2009-12-07 02:12:38

1984: Sir Alec Jeffreys And A "Eureka!" Moment - The Discovery Of ...

Scientist Alec Jeffreys (now Sir Alec Jeffreys) was at work in his lab at Leicester University, England, in September 1984, when something astounding happened - he accidentally discovered what he called "DNA fingerprinting", and a whole new world was opened up. This was a one-off, stand alone, out-of-the-blue discovery which was to have an amazing impact on the world. It was totally unexpected and unsought for. Says Jeffreys: "I was on my own in the darkroom at 9.05 on September 10, 1984, when that pattern came up and I twigged what we had stumbled upon. Just that single bit of X-ray film [more...]

Date: 2009-03-23 22:03:14

Forensic DNA Typing Protocols Methods in Molecular Biology ...

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Date: 2010-04-28 06:35:15

forensic dna

DNA profiling (also called DNA testing, DNA typing, or genetic fingerprinting) is a technique employed by forensic scientists to assist. About Forensic DNA About Forensic DNA provides general information on a wide range of topics. DNA from crime scenes also can be compared to profiles stored in a database. Forensic Education and Consulting forensic DNA, forensic education and forensic DNA consulting Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court Forensic DNA Laboratory Organization. Laboratory Structure (cont.a Forensic DNA Lab Report. Basic Elements of a Forensic DNA Laboratory Report . Wildlife [more...]

Date: 2010-06-29 11:10:19

Know More about DNA Paternity and Prenatal Gender Testing

Numerous reasons exist that drives an individual to opt for such type of tests. The matters related to welfare and child support serves to be the main reason for DNA paternity test. However, it has been found that the people are free to perform these tests at home with utmost convenience. No specific training or skill is required for undertaking this DNA test. Most of the people think that the whole procedure is too complicated; hence they do not prefer to perform them at home. As far as the prenatal gender testing is concerned, according to the biological facts, it has been proved that after [more...]

Date: 2010-07-15 06:00:54

Innocence Blog: Houston Man Free After 23 Years

Posted: August 7, 2009 2:46 pm Innocence Project client Ernest Sonnier is free today after more than two decades in Texas prisons for a rape he didn’t commit. DNA testing has proven Sonnier’s innocence of the 1985 attack and implicated two other men. Sonnier was freed on bond today by a Texas judge while he continues seeking to fully clear his name in the weeks ahead. His mother, Altha Davis, told reporters that she always knew he was innocent because he was with her when the crime was allegedly committed – on Christmas Eve 1985. “It’s been long for me, so long,” she said. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-07 19:46:00

PLoS ONE: Analysis of Short Tandem Repeats by Parallel DNA Threading

Abstract TopThe majority of studies employing short tandem repeats (STRs) require investigation of several of these genetic markers. As such, we demonstrate the feasibility of the trinucleotide threading (TnT) approach for scalable analysis of STRs. The TnT method represents a parallel amplification alternative that addresses the obstacles associated with multiplex PCR. In this study, analysis of the STR fragments was performed with capillary gel electrophoresis; however, it should be possible to combine our approach with the massive 454 sequencing platform to considerably increase the [more...]

Date: 2009-11-13 08:00:00

Daddy dilemma? Try Rite Aid's $20 DNA Paternity Test : Smart Family

Daddy dilemma? Try Rite Aid’s $20 DNA Paternity Test — Gloria Fogal (March 27, 2008 8:33 AM) By Delawese Fulton McClatchy Newspapers Who’s your daddy? Well, if you don’t know, Rite Aid has a test for you. The pharmacy chain and Utah-based DNA testing firm Identigene recently rolled out a paternity-testing kit at Rite Aid stores nationwide. The DNA Paternity Test sells for about $20. Though the test is not legally binding, Identigene executive Doug Fogg said it is a more discreet method that lessens anxiety for those involved. It can be done in the privacy of one’s home [more...]

Date: 2008-03-27 13:33:21

xMAP® Technology- Pioneering Platform for Nucleic Acid Detection

xMAP® іѕ commonly called аѕ “Bead Array Equipment”. It іѕ a novel concept urban tο eliminate thе limitations οf planar microarrays during array preparation. Planar microarrays employs glass slides аѕ levelheaded substrate whісh mаkеѕ іt technically challenging аnd lengthy. Wіth thе advent οf thіѕ nеw high throughput platform, here іѕ a gradual shift starting thе microarray format οf glass slides tο thе efficacious bead format. Being more bendable іn array preparation thе bead format іѕ simple tο υѕе, expense effective аnd offers nearer hybridization [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 20:57:46

Pat'sBlog: Timid Testers and Magic Lassos

But most damning was the fact that the DNA evidence from the semen samples inside the raped victim clearly excluded the suspect. But after all this comes the line, "The police knew they had the right guy..". so they talked the 16 year old into taking a lie detector test, the least accurate investigation tool (other than a DA looking for a conviction) in the police arsenal. After "eight hours in a ten foot by ten foot room, facing in turns Detective McIntyre and Investigatior Stephens." In the end, the young man made a confession. Fung concludes the section with the sentence, "Without the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 06:25:00

Forensic Serology Information Page

What is Forensic Serology?According to forensic serologist Marcella Jones of www.ForensicMentor.com, forensic serology is the analysis of body fluids as they relate to forensic cases, including DNA analysis. Accordingly, the role of the forensic serologist involves:Examining evidence for the presence of body fluids e.g. blood, semen, hair, tissue, saliva, feces, and urineEvaluating evidence for potential DNA analysisEvaluating species of body fluidsPerform PCR (polymerase chain reaction) based typing of STR (short tandem repeat sequences) of genomic DNA, or mitochondrial sequence analysis of [more...]

Date: 2010-02-04 08:00:00

Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this ...

Question by Morgan: Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this the same thing as gel electrophoresis? I take AP bio but I obviously forget. Best answer: Answer by CryBabiesShouldntCry A short history from http://www.dna.gov/basics/analysishistory ‘DNA fingerprinting’ or DNA typing (profiling) as it is now known, was first described in 1985 by an English geneticist named Alec Jeffreys. Dr. Jeffreys found that certain regions of DNA contained DNA sequences that were repeated over and over again next to each other. He also discovered that the number of repeated [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 04:23:14

Forensic ornithology is an interesting science | Farm and Dairy ...

DNA analysis of the soft tissue left behind on the engine took longer than normal and when the technician turned in the report, it listed the victim as a deer. Heacker immediately tracked down the pilot, and he confirmed the information he submitted. He was certain of the altitude of the collision. So the lab went back to work and solved the puzzle. It turned out that deer DNA was not the only type left behind on the engine. There was also black vulture DNA. Apparently, the unlucky victim was a vulture that had recently dined on a dead deer. In the same manner, fish DNA turn up after [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 05:00:19

Darwin's God: For What Profit?

But paternity testing and DNA fingerprinting are completely unrelated to the pseudogene example presented by evolutionist Ken Miller at the Kitzmiller trial. This comparison of forensic tests with evolutionary homologies is another common evolutionary canard that evolutionists use to mislead those not familiar with molecular biology. Forensic tests are performed where genealogical relationships are known to exist because they are empirically observed. There’s no question that people have children, and those children’s DNA sequences derive from their parents, grandparents, and so forth. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:50:00


As a crime scene it too will be studied and recognized as a seminal undertaking in the history of forensics, mass fatality events, crime scene processing, DNA identification, and a host of other sciences that were utilized during every step of the recovery. Not only was every square inch of debris scoured on site at The Pile, it was examined just as closely, if more slowly, once it arrived at the Fresh Kill Landfill. Mining equipment from Pennsylvania and West Virginia was set up. Conveyors and sifting trays of increasingly finer gauge trapped fragments of tissue as well as remnants of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 23:04:00

Britain to launch criminal shoe database_11419

“The technology, like the DNA database, has no upper limits as far I am aware,” Piercy told reporters. “We will be putting all the footwear we currently hold in the Forensic Science Service on the database.” Footwear marks can be found on all types of surfaces – carpets, mud and bodies for example. The database will help detectives link the footwear to the crime and to an individual when a suspect is identified, in what is called the Cinderella analysis. The comparison between the database sample and a cast or photograph of the footwear mark from the crime scene can be made [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 08:04:16

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