Different Genetic Markers used in Forensic Sciences

The knowledge of DNA has equipped the forensic or crime scene science with more precise and accurate techniques to find out the criminal among the suspects using the crime scene evidence. Molecular forensics revolutionised when an English scientist found a new type of genetic markers in the human genome. These are the 10-100 bp long sequences that are repeated. The sequence is same in almost every individual but the number of repeats is different. Scientist named them “minisattelites” and after two years, forensic scientist all over the world started using this to knock down the criminals.

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