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WIREs Forensic Sci
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews:
WIREs Forensic Science
Volume 3 Issue 1 (January 2021)
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Exploring new short tandem repeat markers for DNA mixture deconvolution
Published Online: Aug 23 2020
DOI: 10.1002/wfs2.1390
While the gold standard of polymerase chain reaction–capillary electrophoresis in forensic DNA typing is robust and reliable, the ability to determine the number and appropriation of component contributor alleles in DNA mixture profiles remains challenging. Therefore, we can either adapt to complex interpretation methods, or pursue new bench science approaches to DNA mixture deconvolution. The incorporation of new forensic markers coupled with the integration of new technologies and chemistries that allow the forensic analyst to quantify component contributor alleles in DNA mixture samples has the potential to revolutionize our approach to DNA mixture interpretation and resolve more crimes.
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Methods for the analysis of mitochondrial DNA
Published Online: Aug 04 2020
DOI: 10.1002/wfs2.1388
Mitochondrial DNA profiling is useful for samples with limited nuclear DNA such as hairs, bones and degraded samples. Massively parallel sequencing has increased the range of methods available with a resulting increase in discrimination power of the technique.
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Genetic identification against traffic in human beings
Published Online: Aug 21 2020
DOI: 10.1002/wfs2.1392
The DNA‐PROKIDS logo is registered under my name (Jose A. Lorente) and belongs to the humanitarian program run by the (my) University of Granada under my direction. We have all the right‐s to use it.
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The role of the forensic anthropologist in the pediatric autopsy: Interpretations, contributions, and challenges
Published Online: Aug 19 2020
DOI: 10.1002/wfs2.1389
Forensic anthropologists evaluate pediatric skeletal trauma from a multidisciplinary perspective to analyze and interpret the timing of injuries and the causative mechanism. This level of analysis is invaluable for forensic pathologists to determine cause and manner of death.
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Empirical comparison of DSLRs and smartphone cameras for latent prints photography
Published Online: Sep 18 2020
DOI: 10.1002/wfs2.1391
Smartphone cameras are able to provide quality photos comparable as DSLRs for latent prints photography.
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