ABHIJEET SHARMA \"GUIDE TO DNA TESTS IN PATERNITY DETERMINATION & CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION\"1st Edition 2007 IS YET ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE PUBLICATION ON THE SUBJECT.\"WHAT A LAWYER MUST KNOW ABOUT SCIENCE OF DNA TESTING? A lawyer must have the working knowledge of the science underlying DNA testing so that he may successfully present or defend a case involving it. Although the scientific concepts involved in the study of DNA are quite complex, the author has made an attempt to offer a fundamental understanding essential to appreciate the science of DNA testing. Although scientific jargon and journalistic enthusiasm have previously obscured many details of the technique, a plain and unadorned explanation of the technique should be comprehensible to judges, advocates, and students from all backgrounds.\"\"This book covers the technology and laws that are related to Deoxyribonucleic Acid (in short \'DNA\') as well as the way DNA evidence is used in the legal system. In that sense, the combination is path-breaking. This combination of science and law makes the book which deals with the complex subject unique. It will be of immense help to those with both elementary and advanced knowledge of the topic.\"\"Since the beginning of human history, people have wondered how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Although children often look more like one parent than the other, most offspring seem to be a blend of the characteristics of both parents. Centuries of breeding of domestic plants and animals had shown that useful traits _ speed in horses, strength in oxen, and larger fruits in crops _ can be accentuated by controlled mating. However, there was no scientific way to predict the outcome of cross between two particular parents.\"\"The author has made painstaking efforts to incorporate as much case law as was considered relevant to expound the various aspects of the subject. The treatise can give the reader a deep insight into the subject. The lucid manner in which the work has been compiled would benefit the bench and bar in equal measures. The treatise shall also be enlightening to students of law & forensic science, who are the torch bearers of the nation and shall in due course of time be expected to achieve higher goals in life. The fact that even a layman can easily understand the subject is the uniqueness of the book.\"

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Author(s)Abhijeet Sharma
PublisherLexis Nexis
Publish YearJanuary 2007