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History and Types of Forensic DNA Testing

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History and Types of Forensic DNA Testing: Introduction

DNA testing is a relatively recent technological advance in the field of forensic biology. The technology has a remarkable power to discern genetic differences, pretty well to the point of individualization. Coupled with the development of increasingly sensitive methods, DNA testing is now an essential part of the crime laboratory's armamentarium in the investigation of crimes against the person.


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