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.
If a site includes analysis of DNA from any organism, its pages can be categorized here,
provided that the focal topic is Forensic application.
To include Training, Workshops and online tuition
to help in the application of DNA sequencing in Human Identification
in criminal cases or
to provide evidence for immigration, paternity or genealogical purposes.

For use in Court, samples collected at home have been regarded as inadequate, since this requires tests to be performed in nationally accredited laboratories, where a chain of custody, and continuity of evidence can be sustained in law. For example, the New York State Department of Health prohibited any DNA testing without a full chain of custody and a request from a physician or other authorized official.
In some states, these laboratories provide documentation so than the latter conditions are met. Only web-sites offering these facilities should be included in the category Forensic_Science.

DNA testing has largely replaced the identification by immunochemical methods of blood from species other than humans.
For research laboratories working on bird and mammal genes
see Science: Biology: Genetics: Eukaryotic: Animal.
For those interested in sequencing of entire DNA
see Science: Biology: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Biomolecules: Nucleic Acids.

Forensic Tests involving analysis of DNA,

to include accredited genomic analysis for identification.