The DNA sequencing method in a crime lab

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    • #8567
      david23
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      I know how to sequence DNA in labs and using gels etc, but anyone knows how they do it in crime labs to get the base pair sequences into computers and compare with others. Like what hardware and software do they use.

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      mith
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      I think they just do a southern blot

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      yongjj
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      I’ve blogged about the overview of DNA in forensic science. Hope that it would help you guys!

      http://dnamazing.com/dna-in-forensic-science/

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      MrMistery
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      the classic approach is to do RFLP testing…
      There are some labs that use PCR: put the DNA and the suspect’s DNA and see if it amplifies. Not so reliable

      Not southern blot, because you don’t know what exactly to blot for
      Also not sequencing… waaaaaaaay to expensive

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