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 World Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 2 Sep 20137 Sep 2013
    Conference number: 25

    Conference

    Conference25th World Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
    Abbreviated titleISFG 2013
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period2/09/137/09/13

    Keywords

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

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