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Rapid STR Prescreening of Forensic Samples at the Crime Scene

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $498,064)

The goal of this proposal is to develop a a screening method that can be used at the crime scene to triage biological evidence and determine the most probative samples to move forward for further DNA analysis. The research will focus on DNA extraction and genotyping cartridges that provide a means for pre-screening at the crime scene while simultaneously stabilizing the extracted DNA for subsequent laboratory analysis of the samples deemed probative. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 15, 2008