Tag: dna profiles

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Do It Yourself DNA Profiling – Part 1

Have you ever wondered what’s happening in the DNA profiling labs? You would have to spend many devoted hours reading a proper textbook if you need in depth knowledge. However, I can provide you with some ideas using a series of excerpts from my thriller, The Sex Tourist. This first excerpt is from Book Two, Chapter 7 – Polymerase Chain Reaction: Inside the PCR … Read More Do It Yourself DNA Profiling – Part 1

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A National Genetic Database – Pros vs Cons

The governments of many countries, including the UK, have begun keeping a database with DNA profiles. These consist mainly of the information of those who have been accused, or convicted, of a crime. The samples have been collected from human cells at crime scenes, or the criminals themselves. Short tandem repeats of the DNA are stored and tested, instead of the full genomic sequence, … Read More A National Genetic Database – Pros vs Cons