Forensic Analysis of Biological Evidence: A Laboratory Guide for Serological and DNA Typing

by J. Thomas McClintock, Ph.D.

CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL

A powerful tool in the identification of individuals, DNA typing has revolutionized criminal and paternity investigations. Widespread analysis is now conducted by public and private laboratories in the United States and abroad. Focusing on the basic techniques used in forensic DNA laboratories, "Forensic Analysis of Biological Evidence: A Laboratory Guide for Serological and DNA Typing" introduces readers to the science of serological analysis and DNA typing methods and provides a thorough background of the molecular techniques used to determine an individual’s identity or parental lineage.

This manual offers updated exercises and protocols for all kinds of DNA and serological analyses with delineated objectives, step-by-step procedures, and required laboratory supplies. Each exercise in this manual includes:

  • Presents step-by-step instructions in the serological and forensic DNA analysis of biological evidence
  • Lists objectives for each exercise
  • Describes the required laboratory supplies to perform each analysis
  • Discusses questions to consider during the analytical process and the interpretation of the results
  • Provides a glossary of terms related to analysis as well as general molecular biology terminology
  • Includes handy tables of general information for use in the lab

This book contains an extensive glossary to make readers familiar with terminology used in the forensic analysis of biological evidence, as well as basic terms used in molecular biology. Those who master the material in this volume will understand the methodology of the investigation in DNA typing, develop an understanding of the scientific principles involved in serology and DNA analysis, and succeed in analyzing and interpreting the data generated in each exercise with clarity and confidence.

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Features

1.   Presents step-by-step instructions in the                    serological and forensic DNA analysis of                 biological evidence

2.   Lists objectives for each exercise

3.   Describes the required laboratory supplies to           perform each analysis

4.   Discusses questions to consider during the                analytical process and the interpretation of the        results

5.   Provides a glossary of terms related to analysis          as well as general molecular biology                          terminology

6.   Includes user friendly tables of general                      information for use in the laboratory

 

ISBN 9781466504561 - CAT# K14529

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