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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Special Interpretation Considerations Related to Sexual Assault Cases: Small Sperm Sample Amounts (cont.)

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In cases where the number of sperm cells are relatively small compared to the number of victim cells, the laboratory report may recommend other appropriate testing (e.g. Y-STR) to aid in the investigation.

Click the following links to learn more about DNA analysis methods.

Module 8, Topic 4, Y-STR Laboratory Analysis.

Module 15, Topic 1, Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs).

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