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Special Issue "Improved Methods in Forensic DNA Analysis"
A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioinformatics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 March 2023) | Viewed by 8900
Special Issue Editor
Interests: challenging DNA analysis; degraded DNA; mtDNA; STRs; NGS
Special Issue Information
Forensic DNA analysis has developed into an essential tool in criminal investigations. However, many factors can challenge DNA analysis, such as only retrieving small amounts of DNA from important forensic evidence items. Furthermore, the integrity of the DNA may be influenced by environmental factors leading to damage and degradation of the DNA. Another challenge is that numerous inhibitors may be coextracted with the DNA, leading to less efficient DNA profiling. Although new technologies have been developed (e.g., next-generation sequencing), it is crucial to use optimal protocols in all analysis steps, including sampling, extraction, further purification, DNA profiling, and bioinformatic analysis. This Special Issue is dedicated to reports demonstrating optimised forensic protocols and strategies in all stages of forensic DNA analysis and for a variety of criminal cases.
Prof. Dr. Marie Allen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- forensic genetics
- human identification
- criminal cases
- mitochondrial DNA
- short tandem repeats
- single nucleotide polymorphisms
- DNA phenotyping
- DNA extraction
- DNA quantification
- improved PCR
- next-generation sequencing
- bioinformatic pipelines