Successful Extraction of Human Genomic DNA from Serum and Its Application to Forensic Identification

    Volume 49, Issue 1 (January 2004)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 17 December 2003

    Page Count: 4


    Ravard-Goulvestre, C
    Laboratoire de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré,

    Guillon, F
    Service de Médecine Légale et Anatomie Pathologique, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré,

    Paraire, F
    Service de Médecine Légale et Anatomie Pathologique, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré,

    Crainic, K

    Durigon, M

    de Mazancourt, P

    (Received 7 June 2003; accepted 25 August 2003)

    Abstract

    We report here on the successful extraction of human genomic DNA from a serum sample in a forensic case. The extracted DNA was successfully used for the identification of remains presumably immersed for more than three weeks for which the only comparison sample was a 250-μL serum aliquot kept frozen in a laboratory. The analysis made it possible to identify a second victim as the daughter of the first.


    Paper ID: JFS2003204

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2003204

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    Title Successful Extraction of Human Genomic DNA from Serum and Its Application to Forensic Identification
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30