Comparison of DNA-Extraction Methods from Compact Bone Tissue

  • K. Lalu
  • P. J. Karhunen
  • A. Sajantila
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 5)


Identification of highly decomposed remains of a corpse can be accomplished by DNA-typing (1). In some cases the only source of DNA is sceletal bones. A simple and rapid DNA-extraction method for bone tissue would have use in routine casework as well as in working with a large number of mass disaster victims. In this work we have compared three methods to extract DNA from compact bone tissue.


Allelic Ladder National Public Health Institute Boiling Method Minisatellite Locus Medicolegal Autopsy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Lalu
    • 1
  • P. J. Karhunen
    • 2
  • A. Sajantila
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Forensic MedicineUniversity of HelsinkisFinland
  2. 2.Departments of Forensic MedicineUniversity of Tampere and KuopioFinland
  3. 3.National Public Health InstituteHelsinkiFinland

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