- DNA is an abbreviation of DeoxyriboNucleic Acid.
- It is the genetic 'blueprint' of all life on this planet.
- This category contains information about forensic biology; more specifically, the genotyping or genetic typing of DNA.
- DNA typing is often applied to Human Identification
- which has also been called DNA Fingerprinting.
- In the forensic community, this term generally refers to human DNA obtained from biological evidence.
- There may however be cases where DNA from other sources is under examination.
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DNA as a forensic instrument
Article discussing the potential and limitations of DNA, published in 1996 by Columbia University, NY.
Comprehensive resource covering forensic identification, arising from the human genome project, discussing accuracies, potential applications and databases such as the Combined DNA Index System. Maintained at Oak Ridge, TN.
DNA Forensics Problem Set
The Biology Project at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Page of links on maths behind DNA identification and population genetics. Reports and biostatistics software from consultant in Oakland, CA.
Interviews in which DNA evidence was involved in court cases, with more examples since 1987, by searching PBS from Alexandria, VA.
How DNA Evidence Works
Introduction to the steps in DNA fingerprinting evidence gathering for law enforcement, and its application from Howstuffworks Inc., Raleigh, NC.
National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence
Site seeks to maximize the value of forensic DNA evidence in the criminal justice system. Transcripts, publications, programs and what's new from the NIJ, Washington, DC.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police: National DNA Data Bank
Explains history, privacy, security, statistics and case examples, with FAQ to justify the instigation of DNA fingerprinting upon conviction, for criminal records held in Ottawa, Ontario.
Short Tandem Repeat database for genetic mapping and identity testing, comprehensively explained and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.
True Crimes - Investigations & DNA
Compilation of related links about crime and forensics
The complexity of DNA testing
News story explaining why identification may takes weeks, in the case of Daniel Pearl after exhuming a body in Karachi, Pakistan. - BBC, UK. (May 17, 2002)
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