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NCJ Number: 236682 Find in a Library
Title: ISFG: Recommendations Regarding the Use of Non-Human (animal) DNA in Forensic Genetic Investigations
Journal: Forensic Science International: Genetics  Volume:5  Issue:5  Dated:November 2011  Pages:501-505
Author(s): A. Linacre; L. Gusmao; W. Hecht; A.P. Hellmann; W.R. Mayr; W. Parson; M. Prinz; P.M. Schneider; N. Morling
Date Published: November 2011
Page Count: 5
Publisher: http://www.elsevier.com 
Type: Guideline
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Ireland
Annotation: The recommendations in this document relate specifically to animal DNA that is integral to a forensic science investigation and are not relevant to the breeding of animals for commercial purposes.
Abstract: The use of non-human DNA typing in forensic science investigations, and specifically that from animal DNA, is ever increasing. The term animal DNA in this document refers to animal species encountered in a forensic science examination but does not include human DNA. Non-human DNA may either be: the trade and possession of a species, or products derived from a species, which is contrary to legislation; as evidence where the crime is against a person or property; instances of animal cruelty; or where the animal is the offender. The first instance is addressed by determining the species present, and the other scenarios can often be addressed by assigning a DNA sample to a particular individual organism. Currently there is little standardization of methodologies used in the forensic analysis of animal DNA or in reporting styles. This DNA commission was formed out of discussions at the International Society for Forensic Genetics 23rd Congress in Buenos Aires to outline recommendations on the use of non-human DNA in a forensic science investigation. Due to the scope of non-human DNA typing that is possible, the remit of this commission is confined to animal DNA typing only. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Forensic sciences
Index Term(s): Animals (law enforcement); DNA fingerprinting; Investigative techniques; Standards; Suspect identification; Victim identification
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