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Regulating new forms of forensic DNA profiling under Australian legislation: familial matching and DNA phenotyping

Smith, Marcus; Urbas, Gregor


Forensic DNA profiling uses non-coding parts of the human genome to compare DNA profiles and establish links between individuals and crimes under investigation. In most situations, only a complete match between such profiles is significant. However, it is also possible to identify individuals through familial matching, for example, where a DNA database search yields a partial match with a suspect profile, suggesting that the suspect is a close relative of the person on the database. It has also...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/00450618.2011.581250


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