Nov 30, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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BIOL 4470 - Methods in Forensic DNA Analysis

1 Class Hours 6 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in BIOL 3300.
This laboratory-intensive course will introduce students to the techniques currently used in Forensic DNA profiling by crime labs across the country. In laboratory activities students will extract and purify DNA and utilize PCR-based profiling methods. Students will also learn to interpret data and generate reports. Discussions will include the historical development of DNA profiling, and the development of new profiling methods. Legal issues associated with quality control, frequency estimates, chain of custody, and admissibility will also be explored by students in the class.



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