Advances in DNA technology have expanded such that forensic DNA profiling is now considered a routine method for identifying victims of mass fatalities. Originating from an initiative funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, DNA Analysis for Missing Person Identification in Mass Fatalities presents a collection of training modules that supply comprehensive instruction in these complex techniques. The book begins with a concise overview of DNA analysis methods and their use in identifying victims of mass fatalities. The book includes a discussion of the key steps in the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of training sessions for personnel responding to a mass fatality human identification event. It also provides a comprehensive vocabulary list with terms related to mass fatality DNA identification. This text is a must-read for organizations contemplating the use of DNA in human identification initiatives following mass fatalities. It is also a tremendous value to emergency manager/planners, medical legal authorities, and forensic DNA laboratories.

Key Features:-

  • Best practices in DNA sample collection and the different types of reference samples that can be use
  • Autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) DNA profile analysis and interpretation, and procedures to ensur
  • Major steps involved in generating a DNA profile and the complex aspects of data analysis and interp
  • The importance of data management using information technology tools, and tips for maintaining quali
  • Accreditation and standards and the major elements of a DNA quality program
  • Setting up a laboratory operation

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PublisherTaylor & Francis (CRC)
Publish YearJanuary 2014