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Forensic Genetics

  1. Christie T Davis

Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001466



How to Cite

Davis, C. T. 2007. Forensic Genetics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Helix Analytical, Inc., San Francisco, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2007


The primary objective in forensic deoxyribonucleic acid DNA is to develop a useable genetic profile from a piece of evidence to compare with profiles obtained from reference samples from known individuals for the purpose of exclusion.


  • crime site investigation (CSI);
  • forensic DNA;
  • short tandem repeat;
  • DNA databanks