UNIT 14.3 Isolation of DNA from Forensic Evidence

  1. David H. Bing1,
  2. Frederick R. Bieber2,
  3. Mitchell M. Holland (Alternate Protocols 2, 5, 6)3,
  4. Edwin F. Huffine3

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142905.hg1403s26

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

How to Cite

Bing, D. H., Bieber, F. R., Holland, M. M. and Huffine, E. F. 2001. Isolation of DNA from Forensic Evidence. Current Protocols in Human Genetics. 26:14.3:14.3.1–14.3.39.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Genomics Cooperative, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

  3. 3

    The Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Rockville, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: AUG 2000


This unit covers the many and varied methods for extracting DNA from such diverse specimens as blood, tissue, stamps and envelopes, and cigarette butts, among others. Modifications to the methods that allow the DNA to be used for either PCR or Southern blotbased analyses are also included.