The DNA sequencing method in a crime lab

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The DNA sequencing method in a crime lab

Post by david23 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:19 pm

I know how to sequence DNA in labs and using gels etc, but anyone knows how they do it in crime labs to get the base pair sequences into computers and compare with others. Like what hardware and software do they use.

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Post by mith » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:02 pm

I think they just do a southern blot
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DNA in Forensic Science

Post by yongjj » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:36 pm

I've blogged about the overview of DNA in forensic science. Hope that it would help you guys!
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:09 pm

the classic approach is to do RFLP testing...
There are some labs that use PCR: put the DNA and the suspect's DNA and see if it amplifies. Not so reliable

Not southern blot, because you don't know what exactly to blot for
Also not sequencing... waaaaaaaay to expensive
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