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Visualising latent DNA on swabs
Collection for touch DNA either at scenes or on items submitted to a forensic laboratory is based on assumptions as to where a person made direct contact. In many instances a swab may be applied to an area where no contact ...
Heptaplex-direct PCR assay for simultaneous detection of foodborne pathogens
Foodborne pathogens pose significant problems for public health and economy. The gold standard, cultivation, is time-consuming and costly. In this study, a heptaplex-direct PCR assay for simultaneous detection of seven ...
DNA profiles generated from a range of touched sample types
Direct PCR from touch DNA has a range of potential applications in the field of forensic investigation for exhibit examination that, under standard extraction methods, rarely produce informative DNA profiles. Previous ...
Shedding Light on Shedders
All previous examinations of the shedder status of individuals have been based on conclusions inferred from the amount of DNA deposited by donors after they have held an object for a fixed period of time. In all interpretations ...