DNA Evidence

DNA Evidence

Book - 2008
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The science of DNA testing was developed by British scientist Alex Jeffreys in 1984. Jeffreys was studying hereditary disease, when he discovered that repetitive patterns in DNA varied in length for individuals. He quickly came to the realization that this variation could be used to establish identity. Jeffreys named his technique genetic fingerprinting, and it was quickly adopted by law enforcement agencies around the world. This book unveils the tools and techniques used by professionals involved in DNA evidence investigations. Students will learn how DNA identification works, and how it is used to arrest and convict criminals. A fact versus fiction section helps students focus on salient details. Sidebars offer step-by-step explanations of scientific and legal processes.
Publisher: Detroit : Lucent Books, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781590189511
Branch Call Number: 614.1 NAR
Characteristics: 104 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.


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