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ERIC Number: EJ1044329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Forensic DNA Banding Patterns: How to Simulate & Explain DNA Fingerprinting in a Classroom with No Budget
Christensen, Doug
American Biology Teacher, v75 n9 p682-691 Nov-Dec 2013
Understanding how DNA banding patterns in a gel can aid in the conviction or exoneration of suspects and be utilized for positive identification of biological fathers in paternity cases can be intimidating. In reality, the logistics and technology used in such cases are rather straightforward. This exercise is designed for use in high school environments as a stand-alone paper lab and as a primer to an actual wet-lab experience, if available. Upon conclusion of the experience, students will have confidence in understanding how DNA fingerprinting can constitute strong evidence in forensic analysis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Research Resources (NIH/DHHS); National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 5P20RR016469|8P20GM103427