Associate professor of forensic science, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Forensic biology—paternity testing and the testing of biological evidence materials—has advanced dramatically over the last 15 years. Much of this progress has been fueled by the discovery of many new genetic polymorphisms among human proteins. A number of these new polymorphisms have worked their way into the forensic science repertoire with the result that more definitive genetic typing information can now be provided to the legal system. There has been a concomitant broadening of the technological base of the field as electrophoretic techniques have taken their place beside the traditional immunological and chemical testing procedures. These developments are all well documented in Gaensslen's Source-book .
Paper ID: JFS12267J