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    The use of DNA techniques in forensic science

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    In forensic analysis using STR systems, up to 16 different loci can be tested in a single PCR reaction. Why is it important for forensic analysis that each locus being tested is present on a different chromosome? Ideas are justified.

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    The use of DNA techniques in forensic science is growing (and a very interesting topic to study). Most of our DNA is identical to tht of other people, although there are some inherited regions of our DNA that can vary from person to person. Variations in DNA sequence between individuals are termed "polymorphisms". Areas of the DNA where the base sequences have a high degree of polymorphism are very useful for DNA analyses that are used to identify individuals, for example in criminal cases where there is ...

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    The use of DNA techniques in forensic science is noted.