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NCJ Number: 229911 Find in a Library
Title: Generation of DNA Profiles from Fabrics without DNA Extraction
Journal: Forensic Science International: Genetics  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:137-141
Author(s): Adrian Linacre; Vera Pekarek; Yuvaneswari Chandramoulee Swaran; Shanan S. Tobe
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 5
Publisher: http://www.elsevier.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Ireland
Annotation: This article is a report on a process to obtain full DNA profiles using direct amplification from a range of fabrics.
Abstract: DNA profiles can be obtained from fabrics where a person has made direct contact with clothing. A standard approach is to cut out a section of the fabric and then use a commercially available method to extract and isolate the DNA. Alternative methods to isolate DNA include the use of adhesive tape to remove traces of cellular material from the fabric prior to extraction. The absence of an extraction step both reduces the opportunity for contamination and reduces the loss of DNA during the extraction process, increasing the sensitivity of the process of generating a DNA profile. The process does not require the use of commercially available extraction kits, thus reducing the cost of generating a DNA profile from trace amounts of starting material. The results are in part dependent upon the nature of the fabric used to which the DNA has been transferred. Tables, figures, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): DNA fingerprinting; Foreign criminal justice research; Forensic sciences; Hair and fiber analysis; Investigative techniques; Suspect identification; United Kingdom (UK); Victim identification
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