22. DNA Analysis and the Classic Goal of Forensic Anthropology

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Luis L. Cabo

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch22

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Cabo, L. L. (2012) DNA Analysis and the Classic Goal of Forensic Anthropology, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch22

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Oviedo, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377

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Keywords:

  • DNA analysis, and goal of forensic anthropology;
  • amplification, Mullis use of heat in substituting enzymes;
  • copying (amplify) DNA molecules, through PCR;
  • DNA analysis, sequencing and comparison;
  • electrophoresis, DNA in electric field;
  • restriction nucleases;
  • sample comparison (matching) “by hand”;
  • automating DNA processing;
  • process analysis, rather than classification techniques

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Replication

  • Amplification

  • Sequencing

  • Comparison and Matching

  • Presorting: Meet the Bayonet

  • Who Is Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

  • Automating DNA Processing

  • Powering and Simplifying Profile Matching

  • Discussion: Where We Were and Where We Are

  • Abandon All Hope?

  • References