What is pcr analysis


Assignment:

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?

References:

Department of Justice. (2002). Using DNA to solve cold cases. NIJ Special report.

Dorion, R., & Dorion, R. (2011). Bitemark evidence a color atlas and text (2nd ed.). Boca, FL: CRC Press.

Lee, S., Clabaugh, K., Silva, B., Odigie, K., Coble, M., Loreille, O., Crouse, C. (2011). Assessing a novel room temperature DNA storage medium for forensic biological samples. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 6(1), 31-40.

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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