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Genetic Typing Methods in Forensic Science

Genetic Typing Methods in Forensic Science

Class Code
Subject Area
R - Biology / DNA Program
Class Description 

This 2-day course will provide students with information on the history of genetic typing methods used in forensic science and will include a review of: (1) antigen and enzyme genetic marker systems used in forensic science, (2) restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) systems, (3) immobilized probe typing methods: DQA1 and PM , (4) mitochondrial DNA typing, (5) fragment based typing systems: D1S80 and STRs, (6) DNA databases, (7) Y STRs, and (8) future DNA typing technologies. Each class is limited to 20 students.


Instructor A Certified Instructor.
Teaching Methods
Classroom lectures and group discussions.
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in a written test.
SWGDAM specified classes: molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, or approval of course coordinator
Pre-course reading material may be assigned.
Materials Fee
Course Contact
Neda Khoshkebari, (916) 695-1808, (916) 695-1800

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