Tag: dna sequencer

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Do It Yourself DNA Profiling – Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of this series. This excerpt is also from Book Two, Chapter 7 – Polymerase Chain Reaction in The Sex Tourist: To get the murderer’s STR markers, my main hope is in the PCR product from his sperms. The PCR product from the little piece of dirt under Lily’s fingernails is my second best chance. I’m testing them … Read More Do It Yourself DNA Profiling – Part 3

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Do It Yourself DNA Profiling – Part 2

Welcome to the second part of this series. This excerpt is also from Book Two, Chapter 7 – Polymerase Chain Reaction in The Sex Tourist: After changing to our lab gears I rub the buccal swab vigorously to my inner cheek. I ask Nicky to do the same. I could have started with loading all the samples at once into the PCR, but I … Read More Do It Yourself DNA Profiling – Part 2

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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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Modern Policing – Forensic Technology Helping to Solve Crimes

Criminal investigation has evolved significantly in modern times. Forensic advancements have made it possible for more criminals to get caught and cases are being solved quicker. Forensic pathologists, scientists, and anthropologists are responsible for applying most of this technology where it is necessary, and the police investigators are able to apply the simpler processes themselves.