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Nat Rev Genet. 2004 Oct;5(10):739-51.

Encoded evidence: DNA in forensic analysis.

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  • 1Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom. maj4@le.ac.uk

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  • Nat Rev Genet. 2005 Mar;6(3):246.

Abstract

Sherlock Holmes said "it has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important", but never imagined that such a little thing, the DNA molecule, could become perhaps the most powerful single tool in the multifaceted fight against crime. Twenty years after the development of DNA fingerprinting, forensic DNA analysis is key to the conviction or exoneration of suspects and the identification of victims of crimes, accidents and disasters, driving the development of innovative methods in molecular genetics, statistics and the use of massive intelligence databases.

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