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DNA - an introduction part 1

DNA - an introduction part 1

Previously we suggested that the level of knowledge of the basic sciences that are the basis of forensic biology will probably vary considerably across our participants.

The same applies to the material on DNA. However, it is more complex than the blood basics and we encourage you to be an active learning community here, and use the discussion board for Q&A sessions on DNA, where those in the ‘know’ can help those who may find the material more complicated. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!!!

Forensic DNA is all about ‘Who?’ and the video begins with a discussion of what we mean by identity and how genetics makes us individual. Make sure that you have viewed and understood the content of the YouTube videos in the DNA basics and glossary section on the previous step. You might need to review these videos a number of times to help your understanding.

Finally, there is a PDF ‘Forensic DNA summary-the main points’ in the ‘Downloads’ resource section at the bottom of the page which provides the key points that you should know about the subject on completion of this week.

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