Application of direct PCR in forensic casework

Renée Ottens, Jennifer Templeton, Viviana Paradiso, Duncan Taylor, Damien Abarno, Adrian Linacre

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    Abstract

    Direct PCR is fast becoming a popular method in forensic science due to the advantages of saving time and money in the lab while increasing the probability of obtaining substantial results has a positive rippling effect. A laboratory is able to reduce the time spent on processing trace DNA samples, which can lead to investigators receiving important information in a timely manner that may not have been possible using standard methods. This study highlights the benefits of direct PCR in forensic casework by analysing trace and touch DNA on a range of substrates and exploring the loss of initial DNA due to extraction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pagese47-e48
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2013
    Event25th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics -
    Duration: 2 Sep 2013 → …

    Conference

    Conference25th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
    Period2/09/13 → …

    Keywords

    • Direct PCR
    • Human identification
    • Latent DNA
    • Profiling
    • Short tandem repeat

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    Ottens, R., Templeton, J., Paradiso, V., Taylor, D., Abarno, D., & Linacre, A. (2013). Application of direct PCR in forensic casework. e47-e48. Paper presented at 25th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2013.10.024