Volume 48, Issue 1 (January 2003)

    “The Story of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” or “Am I My Brother's Keeper?”

    (Received 26 September 2002; accepted 20 September 2002)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Presented is a case report of a violent sexual assault where the DNA profile obtained from an item of evidence was compared to a suspect's profile. The profiles did not match, but the sharing of such a large number of alleles raised the suspicion that perhaps the real perpetrator was a blood relative of the suspect. The investigators requested a sample from the suspect's brother, and a match was defined. In an era of technological breakthroughs in the field of forensic DNA analysis, the importance of the scientist's attention to the evidence presented in each case is stressed.


    Author Information:

    Zamir, A
    Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS), Jerusalem,

    Oz, C
    Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS), Jerusalem,

    Gafny, R
    Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS), Jerusalem,

    Motro, U
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem,


    Stock #: JFS2002241

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002241

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    Title “The Story of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” or “Am I My Brother's Keeper?”
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30