Forensic Genetics


The primary objective in forensic deoxyribonucleic acid DNA is to develop a useable genetic profile from a piece of evidence to compare with profiles obtained from reference samples from known individuals for the purpose of exclusion.

Keywords: crime site investigation (CSI); forensic DNA; short tandem repeat; DNA databanks


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Davis, Christie T(Jul 2007) Forensic Genetics. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001466]