Zoo 317 Heredity, Evolution and Society

Lecture 26 Cummings 13: pp 313-316
FORENSIC APPLICATIONS OF DNA TECHNOLOGY

I. DNA profiles.

II. Forensic applications.

Terms

NOTE
Dr. Dennis Lockerman, director of the DNA crime laboratory at the Texas Department of Public Safety, will be the guest speaker. This is one you won't want to miss!

I. A DNA profile (fingerprint) is the name given to an array of genetic markers that are useful in distinguishing one individual from others and for establishing genetic relationships between persons.

II. Examples of forensic applications of markers are found in the following:


Terms
  DNA profile     DNA fingerprint  

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