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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Physical Facilities and Environment Conditions

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Physical facilities and environmental conditions should:

  • Be secured with controlled access
  • Prevent contamination
  • Prevent sample and reagent degradation
  • Ensure that scientific equipment is operating within its design specifications

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