Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Use of "Low-Template" DNA (Use of Tiny Samples of DNA)

See Robert Booth, "Regulator backs use of DNA technique in court cases," The Guardian (April 11, 2008)

N.B. The article notes that low-template DNA is "also known as 'touch DNA' because investigators can extract samples from just four or five cells deposited by suspects only briefly holding objects such as a gun, a door handle or a glass. The technique was used in the Peter Falconio murder trial in Australia as well as the conviction of the rapist Antoni Imiela, who struck several times in south-east England."

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