DNA forensic analysis relies on one key characteristic of DNA: the configuration is the same in all cells of an individual. Altogether each person carries around 200,000 genes in each cell, comprising three billion “base pairs” -the chemical building blocks of DNA. Analyzing all these base pairs and genes in order to identify an individual would be impossible, with current technology. Instead, forensic scientists focus on certain genetic sequences called “markers”. Here, the arrangement of genetic information is highly variable and particular to each person.
Recombinant DNA Chapter Directory
Charles Brenner's Forensic Mathematics Page which mostly pertains to DNA indentification.
Certification of DNA and Other Forensic Specialists (PDF format)
The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence
Molecular Genetics Jump Station
Basics of DNA Fingerprinting
DNA Message and Rumour Mill
The Forensic Science Resource Guide to a Criminal Fact Investigation: DNA
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