What is pcr analysis


1. Explain the proper collection and packaging methodologies for biological evidence. Why should biological evidence never be packaged in air-tight or non-breathable mediums?

2. What is PCR analysis? Why is this application important particularly for cold cases or cases in which only a small amount of DNA is recovered?

3. What is STR analysis? Why is this an effective method for DNA typing?


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Minor, J. (2013). Touch DNA: From the crime scene to the crime laboratory. Forensic Magazine.

National Forensic Science Technology Center (2013). A Simplified Guide to DNA Evidence.

Plaza, D., Mealy, J., Lane, J., Parsons, M., Bathrick, A., & Slack, D. (2016). Nondestructive Biological Evidence Collection with Alternative Swabs and Adhesive Lifters. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 61(2), 485-488.

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