Process of Forensic DNA Analysis Abstract This paper shall review the process of forensic DNA analysis. The science behind DNA analysis is reviewed and discussions of the development of the process in the mid-1980s. The form of genetic identification known as short tandem repeat (“STR”) is described in detail. The Combined DNA Index System (“CODIS”) Federal Bureau of Investigation database is described and how samples gathered for comparison are detailed. Forensic DNA Analysis The use of DNA analysis has become an extremely powerful forensic tool for criminal justice, allowing law enforcement to identify to near precision individuals involved in crimes where only extremely small samples of genetic material are obtained as evidence. It is a...The end:
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