Forensic DNA Profiling Protocols

  • Patrick J. Lincoln
  • Jim Thomson

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jeanne M. Willard, Dennis A. Lee, Mitchell M. Holland
    Pages 9-18
  3. Julia Andersen
    Pages 33-38
  4. James M. Robertson, Jennifer Walsh-Weller
    Pages 121-154
  5. Chris P. Phillips, Angel Carracedo, Maviky V. Lareu
    Pages 181-192
  6. Robert J. Steighner, Mitchell Holland
    Pages 213-223
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-309

About this book


In Forensic DNA Profiling Protocols, leading forensic experts from around the world describe in detail their time-proven methods for identity testing through DNA analysis. Their state-of-the-art collection of easily reproducible methods includes all of the major techniques of DNA analysis currently used in forensic identity testing. The book covers PCR-based test systems, the now widely used STR typing systems (complete with details of both manual and automated detection systems), repeat unit mapping (MVR), direct-phase minisequencing, capillary electrophoresis, and direct blotting. Also fully discussed are the recovery of DNA from a wide range of sample types (blood, semen, skeletal remains, and saliva), species testing, sex determination, and mitochondrial DNA testing.

Forensic DNA Profiling Protocols captures and makes practical for all laboratories the whole array of new technologies and techniques that have revolutionized forensic science. The readily reproducible methods elucidated here represent the state-of-the-art for those scientists who want to introduce, establish, and perfect DNA identification techniques in their laboratories.

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick J. Lincoln
    • 1
  • Jim Thomson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LondonUK
  2. 2.LGCTeddingtonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1998
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-443-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-204-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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