Identification of individuals with DNA testing

Antti Sajantila, Bruce Budowle

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The fast technical development in molecular biology and the increasing knowledge of the human genome has had a major impact on forensic medicine. Genetic characterization of individuals at the DNA level enables identity testing from a minimal amount of biological specimen in cases of sexual assault, homicide, and unknown human remains. Also paternity testing is changing from level of gene products to the genomic level. This article addresses some of the advantages of DNA testing over the conventional forensic serology, and the DNA techniques currently used in forensic science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-642
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991


  • DNA
  • Forensic medicine
  • Identity testing


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