Basics of DNA and Evidentiary Issues
Recent developments in our knowledge of DNA and usage of this knowledge, have revolutionised the field of forensic science. Particularly with sexual offences, previous problems of blood group and enzyme typing can now be resolved using DNA technology. This book explains the basics of DNA: its structure, collection preservation and dispatch of samples, and its application in various forensic evidentiary issues, all presented in a simple, clear style.
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What is DNA?
Why DNA? From ABO bloodgrouping to DNAprofiling
Varied Aspects of Blood Evidence
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