An up-to-date treatment of DNA in forensic science, which contains an introduction to the underlying science, and lays the foundation for a discussion of the technology and methods used. It also addresses current applications of DNA techniques.; Topics covered include structure, function and variation in DNA, experimental techniques, hypervariant and intermediate variant probes, DNA analysis in paternity testing and legal perspectives.; providing the latest information on the uses of DNA in the field of forensic science this book will be of value not only to practitioners but also to all those concerned with the law.
Structure; function and variation in DNA; DNA in the cell; experimental techniques in the examination and analysis of DNA; hypervariant probes in DNA analysis; intermediate variant probes; unique sequence or single locus probes; affiliations of PCR in forensic analysis; DNA analysis in paternity testing; DNA profiling - a legal perspective; current status; future prospects.