Friday, April 11, 2008

Low copy DNA

The forensic science regulator has ruled that this technique is sound, although with recommendations about how samples should be handled to prevent contamination. Low copy DNA is a technique used to get a DNA profile from a small number of cells, recently criticised in the case of the man on trial for the Omagh bomb.

The story is covered in the Guardian and on the BBC.

A Forensic Science Service factsheet about the technique is available from here:

I can't currently find the forensic science regulator report.

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