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  1. Research

    Pet fur or fake fur? A forensic approach

    In forensic science there are many types of crime that involve animals. Therefore, the identification of the species has become an essential investigative tool. The exhibits obtained from such offences are ver...

    Elena Pilli, Rosario Casamassima, Stefania Vai, Antonino Virgili, Filippo Barni, Giancarlo D’Errico, Andrea Berti, Giampietro Lago and David Caramelli

    Investigative Genetics 2014 5:7

    Published on: 2 June 2014

  2. Review

    DNA fingerprinting in zoology: past, present, future

    In 1962, Thomas Kuhn famously argued that the progress of scientific knowledge results from periodic ‘paradigm shifts’ during a period of crisis in which new ideas dramatically change the status quo. Although thi...

    Geoffrey K Chambers, Caitlin Curtis, Craig D Millar, Leon Huynen and David M Lambert

    Investigative Genetics 2014 5:3

    Published on: 3 February 2014

  3. Review

    DNA fingerprinting in botany: past, present, future

    Almost three decades ago Alec Jeffreys published his seminal Nature papers on the use of minisatellite probes for DNA fingerprinting of humans (Jeffreys and colleagues Nature 1985, 314:67–73 and Nature 1985, 316:...

    Hilde Nybom, Kurt Weising and Björn Rotter

    Investigative Genetics 2014 5:1

    Published on: 3 January 2014

  4. Research

    Metabarcoding avian diets at airports: implications for birdstrike hazard management planning

    Wildlife collisions with aircraft cost the airline industry billions of dollars per annum and represent a public safety risk. Clearly, adapting aerodrome habitats to become less attractive to hazardous wildlif...

    Megan L Coghlan, Nicole E White, Dáithí C Murray, Jayne Houston, William Rutherford, Matthew I Bellgard, James Haile and Michael Bunce

    Investigative Genetics 2013 4:27

    Published on: 11 December 2013

  5. Methodology

    DNA capture and next-generation sequencing can recover whole mitochondrial genomes from highly degraded samples for human identification

    Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) typing can be a useful aid for identifying people from compromised samples when nuclear DNA is too damaged, degraded or below detection thresholds for routine short tandem repeat (STR...

    Jennifer E L Templeton, Paul M Brotherton, Bastien Llamas, Julien Soubrier, Wolfgang Haak, Alan Cooper and Jeremy J Austin

    Investigative Genetics 2013 4:26

    Published on: 2 December 2013

  6. Review

    DNA fingerprinting in forensics: past, present, future

    DNA fingerprinting, one of the great discoveries of the late 20th century, has revolutionized forensic investigations. This review briefly recapitulates 30 years of progress in forensic DNA analysis which help...

    Lutz Roewer

    Investigative Genetics 2013 4:22

    Published on: 18 November 2013

  7. Review

    DNA fingerprinting in anthropological genetics: past, present, future

    In 1985, Sir Alec Jeffreys developed the variable-number tandem repeat method used to identify individuals and giving researchers the first DNA fingerprints. These initial methods were used in anthropological ...

    Michael H Crawford and Kristine G Beaty

    Investigative Genetics 2013 4:23

    Published on: 18 November 2013

  8. Research

    Targeted sampling of cementum for recovery of nuclear DNA from human teeth and the impact of common decontamination measures

    Teeth are a valuable source of DNA for identification of fragmented and degraded human remains. While the value of dental pulp as a source of DNA is well established, the quantity and presentation of DNA in th...

    Denice Higgins, John Kaidonis, Grant Townsend, Toby Hughes and Jeremy J Austin

    Investigative Genetics 2013 4:18

    Published on: 18 October 2013

  9. Research

    Fully integrated, fully automated generation of short tandem repeat profiles

    The generation of short tandem repeat profiles, also referred to as ‘DNA typing,’ is not currently performed outside the laboratory because the process requires highly skilled technical operators and a control...

    Eugene Tan, Rosemary S Turingan, Catherine Hogan, Sameer Vasantgadkar, Luke Palombo, James W Schumm and Richard F Selden

    Investigative Genetics 2013 4:16

    Published on: 6 August 2013

  10. Research

    Inference of human continental origin and admixture proportions using a highly discriminative ancestry informative 41-SNP panel

    Accurate determination of genetic ancestry is of high interest for many areas such as biomedical research, personal genomics and forensics. It remains an important topic in genetic association studies, as it h...

    Caroline M Nievergelt, Adam X Maihofer, Tatyana Shekhtman, Ondrej Libiger, Xudong Wang, Kenneth K Kidd and Judith R Kidd

    Investigative Genetics 2013 4:13

    Published on: 1 July 2013

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