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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Automation (cont.)

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A number of robotic platforms that perform programmable tasks, such as liquid handling and physical manipulations, are capable of automating one or more of the processes of DNA extraction, quantitation and PCR. However, human intervention is required to move samples from one robotic platform to the next. Expert systems are being developed to automate data analysis. Future developments are expected to integrate the automation of all steps in the process with minimal human intervention.

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