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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Portable DNA Typing Laboratory

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Crime scene investigators are interested in onsite DNA testing. With the current ability to miniaturize laboratory components, some handheld or at least crime scene vehicle-based instrumentation will become available to type evidentiary material quickly at the crime scene. Such technology will never totally replace laboratory-based analyses because the environmental conditions at many crime scenes are not conducive to the efficient screening of evidence or for adequate contamination control.

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