Volume 33, Issue 5 (September 1988)

    Tests of Genetic Markers on Aborted Fetal Material

    (Received 24 October 1987; accepted 7 December 1987)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Women who conceive as a result of rape often elect to abort the fetus. We describe twelve cases where genetic markers were tested on the aborted fetal material to provide evidence of the genetic constitution of the rapist. Two cases are presented in detail, and the problems encountered with the testing are discussed.


    Author Information:

    Clark, AR
    Clinical associate professor of pathology, medical technologist (ASCP), and senior medical technologist (ASCP), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

    Reisner, EG
    Clinical associate professor of pathology, medical technologist (ASCP), and senior medical technologist (ASCP), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

    Shoffner, JC
    Clinical associate professor of pathology, medical technologist (ASCP), and senior medical technologist (ASCP), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


    Stock #: JFS12562J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12562J

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