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How is DNA analyzed and used?
DNA has been used for forensic examinations since the late 1980s, with DNA testing advancing significantly since that time. Please view the following resources and websites to learn more about the use of DNA:
National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Forensic DNA
: This section of the NIJ website provides extensive information on DNA, including NIJ-sponsored research and development projects.
Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet Database (STRBase)
: This website brings together the abundant literature on forensic DNA.
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
: This organization is committed to the promotion of education and the elevation of accuracy, precision, and specificity in the forensic sciences.
International Association for Identification (IAI)
: The IAI is the largest and oldest forensic organization.
: PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles dating back to the 1950s and includes links to full-text articles and other related resources.
Forensic Sciences Special Feature
on the Office of Justice Programs website and a search of the
NCJRS Abstracts Database
will also provide you with resources related to DNA and forensics.
September 10, 2019
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